Miles Davis

Birth of the Cool (EJC 55749)

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Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 154374

EJC 55749

JAZZ

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CD 4,12 €

Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title suggests, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all approximately three minutes long. As of 2018, Lee Konitz is the only living member of the Birth of the Cool sessions.

PERSONNEL:

  • MILES DAVIS, trumpet (all)
  • KAI WINDING, trombone (January 1949)
  • J. J. JOHNSON, trombone (April 1949, March 1950)
  • JUNIOR COLLINS, French horn (January 1949)
  • SANDY SEGELSTEIN, French horn (April 1949)
  • GUNTHER SCHULLER, French horn (March 1950)
  • BILL BARBER, tuba (all)
  • LEE KONITZ, alto saxophone (all)
  • GERRY MULLIGAN, baritone saxophone (all)
  • AL HAIG, piano (January 1949)V
  • JOHN LEWIS, piano (April 1949, March 1950)
  • JOE SHULMAN, bass (January 1949)
  • NELSON BOYS, bass (April 1949)
  • AL MCKIBBON, bass (March 1950)
  • MAX ROACH, drums (January 1949, March 1950)
  • KENNY CLARKE, drums (April 1949)
  • KENNY HAGOOD, vocal ("Darn That Dream" only)
  • Recorded live at Royal Roost in New York for WMCA radio broadcast.
  • (Tracks 1–9 on September 4, 1948,
  • Tracks 10–13 on September 18, 1948)

TRACKS:

  • 01. Move
  • 02. Jeru
  • 03. Moon Dreams
  • 04. Venus de Milo
  • 05. Budo
  • 06. Deception
  • 07. Godchild
  • 08. Boplicity
  • 09. Rocker
  • 10. Israel
  • 11. Rouge
  • 12. Darn That Dream
  • 13. Theme
  • 14. Move
  • 15. Why Do I Love You?
  • 16. Godchild
  • 17. S'il Vous Plait
  • 18. Moondreams
  • 19. Budo
  • 20. Move
  • 21. Darn That Dream
  • 22. Moon Dreams
  • 23. Budo (Hallucinations)