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The Complete Birth Of The Cool

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.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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Miles Davis

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1
Move (Remastered)
00:02:34

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - John Lewis, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Shulman, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Al Haig, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kai Winding, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Denzil Best, Composer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

2
Jeru (Remastered)
00:03:13

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Shulman, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Al Haig, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kai Winding, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

3
Moon Dreams (Remastered)
00:03:21

Johnny Mercer, ComposerLyricist - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gunther Schuller, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Gil Evans, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Chummy MacGregor, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

4
Venus De Milo (Remastered)
00:03:13

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kenny Clarke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nelson Boyd, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Sandy Siegelstein, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

5
Budo (Remastered)
00:02:34

Bud Powell, ComposerLyricist - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pete Rugolo, Producer - John Lewis, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Shulman, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Al Haig, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kai Winding, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

6
Deception (Remastered)
00:02:47

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gunther Schuller, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

7
Godchild (Remastered)
00:03:10

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - George Wallington, Composer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Joe Shulman, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Al Haig, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kai Winding, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

8
Boplicity (Remastered)
00:03:01

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kenny Clarke, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Nelson Boyd, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gil Evans, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Cleo Henry, ComposerLyricist - Sandy Siegelstein, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

9
Rocker (Remastered)
00:03:06

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gunther Schuller, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

10
Israel (Remastered)
00:02:19

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gunther Schuller, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Carisi, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

11
Rouge (Remastered)
00:03:15

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - John Lewis, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gunther Schuller, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

12
Darn That Dream (Remastered)
00:03:23

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pete Rugolo, Producer - J.J. Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Van Heusen, Composer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gunther Schuller, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Delange, Author - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Levinson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenny "Pancho" Hagood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

13
Birth Of The Cool Theme (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:00:17

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gil Evans, Composer, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

14
Symphony Sid Annouces The Band (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:01:02

Miles Davis, MainArtist - Spoken Word, Composer - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Symphony Sid, Unknown, Other - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

15
Move (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:03:42

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Denzil Best, Composer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

16
Why Do I Love You (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:03:41

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Composer - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Buddy DeSylva, Composer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenny "Pancho" Hagood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

17
Godchild (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:05:49

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - George Wallington, Composer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

18
Symphony Sid Introduction (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:00:25

Miles Davis, MainArtist - Spoken Word, Composer - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Symphony Sid, Unknown, Other - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

19
S'il Vous Plait (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:04:23

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Composer, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

20
Moon Dreams (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:03:05

Johnny Mercer, ComposerLyricist - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gil Evans, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Chummy MacGregor, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

21
Budo (Hallucinations) (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 4, 1948 / Remastered)
00:03:25

Bud Powell, ComposerLyricist - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Symphony Sid, Narrator - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

22
Darn That Dream (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 18, 1948 / Remastered)
00:04:19

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Van Heusen, Composer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Eddie Delange, Author - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kenny "Pancho" Hagood, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

23
Move (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 18, 1948 / Remastered)
00:04:46

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Denzil Best, Composer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

24
Moon Dreams (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 18, 1948 / Remastered)
00:03:42

Johnny Mercer, ComposerLyricist - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Gil Evans, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Chummy MacGregor, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

25
Budo (Hallucinations) (Live At The Royal Rooster, New York, September 18, 1948 / Remastered)
00:04:21

Bud Powell, ComposerLyricist - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Miles Davis, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Kurt Lundvall, Editor, StudioPersonnel - John Lewis, Piano, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Collins, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Bill Barber, Tuba, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Zwerin, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Schaap, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1998 Blue Note Records

Album review

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.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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