The Complete Birth of the Cool [Blue Note]

The Complete Birth of the Cool [Blue Note]

by 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724349455023
catalogNumber: 94550
Rank: 19707

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
John Lewis   Arranger
Gerry Mulligan   Arranger,Liner Notes
Pete Rugolo   Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Carisi   Arranger
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Gil Evans   Arranger,Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Phil Schaap   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Pete Welding   Liner Notes
Mike Zwerin   Liner Notes
Mark Levinson   Reissue Producer
Patrick Roques   Artwork,Art Direction,Redesign
Chummy MacGregor   Composer
Cleo Henry   Composer

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The Complete Birth of the Cool [Blue Note] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For an extra couple of bucks, this version of the 1949 recordings is well worth it. You could also get "Re-Birth of The Cool" under the Gerry Mulligan listings, a 1991 reworking of these classic jazz charts.