Birth Of The Cool

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Birth Of The Cool is a must-have compilation album featuring three landmark Davis sessions from 1949 to 1950. Showcasing compelling and unique instrumentation, Davis is joined by acclaimed musicians including Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, Al Haig, Al McKibbon, Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, Kenny Hagood, Bill Barber, J.J. Johnson and more. These sessions also marked the first collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans, and feature composer and jazz historian Gunther Schuller playing French horn at one session.

The album is included on Guardian’s “50 Great Moments in Jazz.” This is a definitive release in the history of cool jazz. Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982.

Tracks 1, 2, 5 and 7:
Recorded January 21, 1949 in WMGM Studios, 711 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Miles Davis (trumpet)
Kai Winding (trombone)
Junior Collins (French horn)
John Barber (tuba)
Lee Konitz (alto sax)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)
Al Haig (piano)
Joe Schulman (bass)
Max Roach (drums)

Tracks 4, 8, 10 and 11
Recorded April 22, 1949 in WMGM Studios, 711 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Miles Davis (trumpet)
J. J. Johnson (trombone)
Sandy Siegelstein (French horn)
John Barber (tuba)
Lee Konitz (alto sax)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)
John Lewis (piano)
Nelson Boyd (bass)
Kenny Clarke (drums)

Tracks 3, 6, and 9
Recorded March 9, 1950 at WMGM Studios, 711 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Miles Davis (trumpet)
J. J. Johnson (trombone)
Gunther Schuller (French horn)
John Barber (tuba)
Lee Konitz (alto sax)
Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax)
Al McKibbon (bass)
Max Roach (drums)

Arrangers:
John Lewis (tracks 1, 5 and 11)
Gerry Mulligan (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9)
Gil Evans (tracks 3 and 8)
John Carisi (track 10)


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"Birth Of The Cool serves as a perfect example of how the music can evolve to create something timeless."

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