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Music From and Inspired by The Film Birth Of The Cool

Miles Davis

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For hardcore Miles Davis fans, the interest of this album Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool will primarily lie in the 28th track, a previously unreleased song Hail To The Real Chief. For everybody else, this is the soundtrack to the documentary that filmmaker Stanley Nelson dedicated to the most famous jazz legend, a sort of ‘best of’ compilation interspersed with work from other musicians that have worked with him in the past… It’s difficult to encapsulate the art of his genius in a single opus, but novices to Davis’ work (if there are any left) can start their homework with this selection which goes from Donna Lee with Charlie Parker (1947) to Tutu with Marcus Miller (1986), via staples like ’Round Midnight (1957), Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958), So What (1959), Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) and Footprints (1967). Produced by Lenny White and Vince Wilburn Jr., this funky original work blends parts written by Miles with music written by White and interpreted by Bernard Wright (keyboard), Marcus Miller (bass), John Schofield (guitar), Lenny White (synth), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Vince Wilburn Jr. (drums), Quintin Zoto (guitar), Emilio Modeste (saxophone) and Antoine Roney (saxophone). © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz

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Music From and Inspired by The Film Birth Of The Cool

Miles Davis

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1
Commentary: Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath
00:00:22

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - HERBIE HANCOCK, Speaker - Jimmy Heath, Speaker - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

2
Milestones
00:05:42

Miles Davis, Composer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone - Paul Chambers, Bass - Philly Joe Jones, Drums - Cannonball Adderley, Alto Saxophone - George Avakian, Producer - Red Garland, Piano

Originally released 1958. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Commentary: Greg Tate
00:00:19

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Greg Tate, Speaker - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

4
Donna Lee
00:02:32

Miles Davis, AssociatedPerformer, with - Charlie Parker, Composer, Lyricist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Parker with Miles Davis, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2002 Savoy Records

5
Commentary: Ashley Kahn, Symphony Sid Introduction
00:00:37

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer - Ashley Kahn, Speaker

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

6
Moon Dreams
00:03:16

C. McGregor, Composer, Lyricist - Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - J. MERCER, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 1954 Blue Note Records

7
Commentary: George Wein
00:00:28

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - George Wein, Speaker - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

8
'Round Midnight
00:05:55

Thelonious Monk, Composer, Lyricist - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone - Michael Cuscuna, Producer - Clarence Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Chambers, Bass - Philly Joe Jones, Drums - Bob Belden, Producer - Bernard Hanighen, Composer, Lyricist - George Avakian, Producer - Red Garland, Piano

Originally released 1957. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Commentary: Carlos Santana
00:00:20

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Santana, Speaker - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

10
It Never Entered My Mind
00:05:22

Richard Rodgers, Composer, Lyricist - Lorenz Hart, Composer, Lyricist - The Miles Davis Quintet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1959 Prestige Records

11
Commentary: Vincent Bessieres
00:00:44

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer - Vincent Bessieres, Speaker

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

12
Générique (Mono Version)
00:02:47

Miles Davis, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 1958 Universal Classics & Jazz France

13
Commentary: Jimmy Cobb
00:00:21

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Jimmy Cobb, Speaker - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

14
So What
00:09:05

Miles Davis, Composer, Trumpet, Soloist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist - Paul Chambers, Bass - Bill Evans, Piano, Soloist - Cannonball Adderley, Alto Saxophone, Soloist - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - Fred Plaut, Recording Engineer - Irving Townsend, Producer

Originally released 1959. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

15
Commentary: Gil Evans
00:00:11

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Gil Evans, Speaker - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

16
New Rhumba
00:04:35

Jimmy Buffington, French Horn - Romeo Penque, Flute - Bernie Glow, Trumpet - Jimmy Cleveland, Trombone - Taft Jordan, Trumpet - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Miles Davis, Soloist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Fluegelhorn - Ernie Royal, Trumpet - Danny Bank, Bass Clarinet - Paul Chambers, Bass - George Avakian, Producer - Ahmad Jamal, Composer - Gil Evans, Conductor, Arranger - Harold Chapman, Recording Engineer - Bill Barber, Tuba - Johnny Carisi, Trumpet - Willie Ruff, French Horn - Joe Bennett, Trombone - Louis Mucci, Trumpet - Frank Rehak, Trombone - Tom Mitchell, Trombone - Arthur Taylor, Drums - Cal Lampley, Assistant Producer - Sid Cooper, Clarinet

Originally Recorded 1957. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

17
Commentary: Frances Taylor Davis
00:00:37

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer - Frances Taylor Davis, Speaker

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

18
The Pan Piper
00:03:55

Jimmy Buffington, French Horn - Romeo Penque, Oboe - Bernie Glow, Trumpet - Miles Davis, Trumpet, Soloist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ernie Royal, Trumpet - Danny Bank, Bass Clarinet - Paul Chambers, Bass - Elvin Jones, Percussion - Gil Evans, Composer, Conductor, Arranger - Jose Mangual, Percussion - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - Bill Barber, Tuba - Teo Macero, Producer - Johnny Coles, Trumpet - Louis Mucci, Trumpet - Frank Rehak, Trombone - Tony Miranda, French Horn - Joe Singer, French Horn - Al Block, Flute - Fred Plaut, Recording Engineer - Dick Hixon, Trombone - Harold Feldman, Flute - Jack Knitzer, Bassoon - Janet Putman, Harp

Originally released 1960. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

19
Commentary: Jack Chambers
00:00:22

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Not Applicable, Composer - Jack Chambers, Speaker - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

20
Someday My Prince Will Come
00:09:02

L. Morey, Composer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Coltrane, Tenor Saxophone - Hank Mobley, Tenor Saxophone - Paul Chambers, Bass - Wynton Kelly, Piano - Frank Churchill, Composer - Jimmy Cobb, Drums - Teo Macero, Producer

Originally released 1961. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

21
Commentary: Wayne Shorter
00:00:34

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wayne Shorter, Speaker - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

22
Footprints
00:09:45

Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Wayne Shorter, Composer, Tenor Saxophone - Tony Williams, Drums - Teo Macero, Producer - Herb Hancock, Piano - Ronald Carter, Bass

(P) Originally released 1967. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

23
Commentary: Carlos Santana, Quincy Troupe
00:00:27

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Santana, Speaker - Not Applicable, Composer - Quincy Troupe, Speaker - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

24
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (45-rpm Single Edit)
00:02:49

Miles Davis, Composer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

Originally Released 1970 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

25
Commentary: Marcus Miller
00:00:17

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - MARCUS MILLER, Speaker - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

26
Tutu
00:05:14

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - MARCUS MILLER, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 1986 Warner Bros. Records

27
Commentary: Erin Davis
00:00:13

Miles Davis, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Erin Davis, Speaker - Not Applicable, Composer - Stanley Nelson, Jr., Producer - Nicole London, Producer

(P) 2020 Eagle Rock Entertainment

28
Hail To The Real Chief
00:03:40

Bernard Wright, Keyboards - Miles Davis, Composer, Lyricist, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - MARCUS MILLER, Bass - John Scofield, Guitar - Lenny White, Composer, Lyricist, Synthesizer - Jeremy Pelt, Trumpet - Vince Wilburn Jr., Drums - Quintin Zoto, Guitar - Emilio Modeste, Tenor Saxophone - Antione Roney, Tenor Saxophone

(P) 2020 Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

For hardcore Miles Davis fans, the interest of this album Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool will primarily lie in the 28th track, a previously unreleased song Hail To The Real Chief. For everybody else, this is the soundtrack to the documentary that filmmaker Stanley Nelson dedicated to the most famous jazz legend, a sort of ‘best of’ compilation interspersed with work from other musicians that have worked with him in the past… It’s difficult to encapsulate the art of his genius in a single opus, but novices to Davis’ work (if there are any left) can start their homework with this selection which goes from Donna Lee with Charlie Parker (1947) to Tutu with Marcus Miller (1986), via staples like ’Round Midnight (1957), Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1958), So What (1959), Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) and Footprints (1967). Produced by Lenny White and Vince Wilburn Jr., this funky original work blends parts written by Miles with music written by White and interpreted by Bernard Wright (keyboard), Marcus Miller (bass), John Schofield (guitar), Lenny White (synth), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Vince Wilburn Jr. (drums), Quintin Zoto (guitar), Emilio Modeste (saxophone) and Antoine Roney (saxophone). © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz

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