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Jazz drama 'Miles Away' hits all the wrong notes
Jazz drama 'Miles Away' hits all the wrong notes

In "Miles Away," jazz trumpeter Michael DeVeaux (Sid Burston) and his attorney-bandmate-brother Byron (Spoon Alexander) confront their multimillionaire father (Michael Simmons) about a menacing stranger claiming to be their illegitimate half brother (Cully Dieter). The synopsis posted on the film's website alluding to the travails of a modern jazz great bears little resemblance to the actual movie. Instead, it comes off like the filmmakers' wishful thinking of what could have been. Though set in present day, the jazz scene depicted here seems stuck in the 1940s. Filled with gangsters, groupies and musicians on paths of self-destruction, it's nothing like the...

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