Earlier today, the first footage from Miles Ahead debuted on Yahoo! Movies, and it actually gave me chills. Check it out.

Cheadle is really pulling it off, man. It’s so cool. I love that we’re seeing the man in his element. This is the kind of sequence that normally gets cut into a montage, but I really like that we’re sitting in on a session, just soaking it in. Maybe it’s because I was a trumpet player, but I’m picking up some real magic in this scene as we see Cheadle working the room and guiding the session. It’s captivating.

Miles Ahead is Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, and the film was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for worldwide distribution. The film will close out the NYFF in a couple of days. Release plans have not yet been announced.