This is an exploration of the life of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his start at Columbia Records to his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between. More than mere biography, this is a guided tour of cultural revolution from the '60s to the rise of hip-hop, led by a man who consistently caught the next wave before everyone else-if he didn't just create the wave himself. Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Patti Smith, The Grateful Dead, Kenny G, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Sean Combs, Alicia Keys: even a partial list of artists does not do justice to the incredible range of performers Davis discovered, mentored or oversaw during his career. Many of them appear in both archival footage and contemporary interviews to attest to Davis' singular talent.


Chris Perkel