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The Complete Birth of the Cool [Blue Note]

The Complete Birth of the Cool [Blue Note]

by Miles Davis Miles Davis


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Capitol's The Complete Birth of the Cool is a double-disc set that's separated into two halves. The first contains all 12 tracks Davis cut in the studio in January 1949 with Gil Evans. The second contains three radio broadcasts that the Birth of the Cool nonet performed in September 1948 at the Royal Roost in New York City. All the recordings have been completely remastered, resulting in the best ever sound for these recordings. The set also features brand new liner notes from Phil Schapp, plus the original liners. All the added features help make The Complete Birth of the Cool the definitive chronicle of one of the most important eras in jazz history.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2019
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0602577850486
catalogNumber: 003044202
Rank: 6816


  1. Move
  2. Jeru
  3. Moon Dreams
  4. Venus De Milo
  5. Budo (Hallucinations)
  6. Deception
  7. Godchild
  8. Boplicity
  9. Rocker
  10. Israel
  11. Rouge
  12. Darn That Dream
  13. Birth of the Cool Theme
  14. Symphony Sid Announces the Band
  15. Move
  16. Why Do I Love You
  17. Godchild
  18. Symphony Sid (Intro)
  19. S'il Vou Plait
  20. Moon Dreams
  21. Budo (Hallucination)
  22. Darn That Dream
  23. Move
  24. Moon Dreams
  25. Budo (Hallucinations)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Leader
Haig   Piano
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
John Lewis   Piano
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
McKibbon   Bass
John Barber   Tuba
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Junior Collins   French Horn
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Gunther Schuller   French Horn
Joe Shulman   Bass
Sandy Siegelstein   French Horn
Kai Winding   Trombone
Mike Zwerin   Trombone
Bill Barber   Tuba
Kenny Hagood   Vocals

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
John Lewis   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
George Wallington   Composer
Pete Rugolo   Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Denzil Best   Composer
Johnny Carisi   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Gil Evans   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Phil Schaap   Reissue Producer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Vince Wilburn   Executive Producer
Mark Levinson   Reissue Producer
Vartan   Art Direction
Chummy MacGregor   Composer
Aram Avakian   Cover Photo
Cleo Henry   Composer
Cheryl Davis   Executive Producer
Erin Davis   Executive Producer
Maxwell Dartey   Producer

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