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The Complete Birth of the Cool

By: Miles Davis

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1   Move (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
2   Jeru (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
3   Moon Dreams (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
4   Venus De Milo (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
5   Budo (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
6   Deception (Digitally Remastered '98) Buy Buy
7   Godchild (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
8   Boplicity (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
9   Rocker (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
10   Israel (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
11   Rouge (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
12   Darn That Dream (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
13   Birth Of The Cool Theme (Live) (Digitally Remastered) Buy Buy
14   Symphony Sid Annouces The Band (Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
15   Move (1-Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
16   Why Do I Love You (Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
17   Godchild (Live) (Digitally Remastered '98) Buy Buy
18   Symphony Sid Introduction (Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
19   S'il Vous Plait (Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
20   Moon Dreams (1-Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
21   Budo (Hallucination)/(Live) (Digitally Remastered) Buy Buy
22   Darn That Dream (Live) (Digitally Remastered '98) Buy Buy
23   Move (2-Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
24   Moon Dreams (2-Live) (Digitally Remastered 98) Buy Buy
25   Budo (Hallucinations)/(Live) (Digitally Remastered) Buy Buy

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Birth of the Cool is the first important leader date from Miles Davis, one of jazz's most seminal figures and farsighted practitioners. Having made his reputation in large measure from playing with bop giant Charlie Parker, Davis confounded expectations when he embraced the "cool" arranging style of Gil Evans, an arranger for Claude Thornhill's band. Evans, who was employing unique voicings by adding French horns and tuba to Thornhill's instrumentations, also emphasized a diminished use of vibrato in both reeds and brass, producing a drier, "cool" sound. Two of Evans's arrangements, "Boplicity" and "Moon Dreams," appear on the album. Also involved are baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, who contributed such outstanding tunes as "Jeru" and "Venus de Milo," and Modern Jazz Quartet pianist John Lewis. The result is a date that has withstood the tests of time, fashion, and Davis's own extraordinary growth as a performer. An enhanced set, The Complete Birth of the Cool expands the original issue with previously bootlegged live recordings of Davis's nonet at the Royal Roost in New York in 1948. Although the sound quality is far from perfect, the performances are remarkable, and worth the additional expense for the serious fan. --Fred Goodman

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