The Complete Birth of the Cool [Blue Note]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724349455023
  • Catalog Number: 94550
  • Sales rank: 13,997

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Move (2:34)
  2. 2 Jeru (3:13)
  3. 3 Moon Dreams (3:20)
  4. 4 Venus de Milo (3:12)
  5. 5 Budo (2:35)
  6. 6 Deception (2:49)
  7. 7 Godchild (3:10)
  8. 8 Boplicity (3:01)
  9. 9 Rocker (3:06)
  10. 10 Israel (2:18)
  11. 11 Rouge (3:15)
  12. 12 Darn That Dream (3:24)
  13. 13 Birth of the Cool Theme (0:17)
  14. 14 Symphony Sid Announces the Band (1:02)
  15. 15 Move (3:42)
  16. 16 Why Do I Love You? (3:42)
  17. 17 Godchild (5:51)
  18. 18 Symphony Sid Introduction (0:25)
  19. 19 S'il Vous Plait (4:23)
  20. 20 Moon Dreams (3:07)
  21. 21 Budo (Hallucination) (3:26)
  22. 22 Darn That Dream (4:23)
  23. 23 Move (4:49)
  24. 24 Moon Dreams (3:46)
  25. 25 Budo (Hallucination) (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Miles Davis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trumpet
Al Haig Piano
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
John Lewis Piano
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Max Roach Drums
Al 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 II Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Phil Schaap Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Remastering
Pete Welding Liner Notes
Mike Zwerin Liner Notes
Mark Levinson Reissue Producer, Remastering
Patrick Roques Artwork, Art Direction, Redesign
Chummy MacGregor Composer
Kurt Lundvall Mastering
Cleo Henry Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Legendary Music

    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.

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