Complete Birth Of The Cool (Bonus Tracks) CD (1998)

Artist: Miles Davis

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Label Emd/blue Note
SKU 60295558
UPC 724349455023
UPC 14 00724349455023
Format CD
Release Date 5/19/1998
Author Miles Davis
Associated Artist/Work All-Stars
Associated Artist/Work Allen, Carl
Associated Artist/Work Armstrong, Louis
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Barry, Dave (Drums)
Associated Artist/Work Brubeck, Dave
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles Septet
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Gil
Associated Artist/Work Golson, Benny
Associated Artist/Work Henderson, Joe
Associated Artist/Work Henderson, Joe (Saxophone)
Associated Artist/Work Hubbard, Freddie
Associated Artist/Work Jacquet, Illinois
Associated Artist/Work Jarrett, Keith
Associated Artist/Work Kaiser, Henry
Associated Artist/Work Konitz, Lee
Associated Artist/Work Legrand, Michel
Associated Artist/Work Miles Davis & Michel Legrand
Associated Artist/Work Miller, Marcus
Associated Artist/Work Mobley, Hank
Associated Artist/Work Mulligan, Gerry
Associated Artist/Work Olson, Byron
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Parker, Charlie
Associated Artist/Work Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Ramirez, Humberto
Associated Artist/Work Rowland, Dennis
Associated Artist/Work Rumsey, Howard
Associated Artist/Work Silver, Horace
Associated Artist/Work The Modern Jazz Giants
Associated Artist/Work Wilson, Cassandra
Artist Influence Ben Webster
Artist Influence Claude Thornhill
Artist Influence Duke Ellington
Artist Influence Gil Evans
Artist Influence Harry Carney
Artist Influence Johnny Hodges
Artist Influence Lester Young (Saxophone)
Artist Influence Serge Chaloff
Artist Contemporary Ahmad Jamal
Artist Contemporary Art Farmer
Artist Contemporary Art Pepper
Artist Contemporary Ben Webster
Artist Contemporary Bob Brookmeyer
Artist Contemporary Bud Shank
Artist Contemporary Cannonball Adderley
Artist Contemporary Cecil Payne
Artist Contemporary Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)
Artist Contemporary Chico Hamilton
Artist Contemporary Dave Brubeck
Artist Contemporary Del Dako
Artist Contemporary Gary McFarland
Artist Contemporary George Kahn
Artist Contemporary Gil Evans
Artist Contemporary Jim Hall
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Giuffre
Artist Contemporary John Lewis
Artist Contemporary Lee Konitz
Artist Contemporary Leo Parker
Artist Contemporary Lester Young (Saxophone)
Artist Contemporary Miles Davis
Artist Contemporary Nick Brignola
Artist Contemporary Paul Desmond
Artist Contemporary Pepper Adams
Artist Contemporary Phil Woods
Artist Contemporary Quincy Jones
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Cuber
Artist Contemporary Serge Chaloff
Artist Contemporary Shelly Manne
Artist Contemporary Sonny Rollins
Artist Contemporary Sonny Stitt
Artist Contemporary Stan Getz (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Zoot Sims
Artist Follower Antonio Carlos Jobim
Artist Follower Bill Charlap
Artist Follower Gary McFarland
Artist Follower Gary Smulyan
Artist Follower Joao Gilberto
Artist Follower Maria Schneider
Artist Follower Nick Brignola
Artist Follower Ronnie Cuber
Artist Follower Scott Hamilton
Artist Follower The Lounge Lizards (US)
Artist Follower Warren Vach?
Technical Info
CatalogID 4945502
Lable Name Blue Note (Label)
Released 05/19/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 78m : 35s
Mono/Stereo Mono
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00724349455023
Musical Guests
Lee Konitz
Gerry Mulligan
John Lewis
J.J. Johnson
Kai Winding
Max Roach
Kenny Clarke
Album Notes and Credits
THE COMPLETE BIRTH OF THE COOL contains all the original tracks from BIRTH OF THE COOL plus 13 previously unreleased live versions of those tracks.
Personnel on studio tracks: Miles Davis (trumpet); Kenny Hagood (vocals); Lee Konitz (alto saxophone); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone); Junior Collins, Sandy Siegelstein, Gunther Schuller (French horn); Bill Barber (tuba); John Lewis, Al Haig (piano); Al McKibbon, Joe Shulman, Nelson Boyd (acoustic bass); Kenny Clarke, Max Roach (drums).
Personnel on live tracks: Miles Davis (trumpet); Kenny Hagood (vocals); Lee Konitz (alto saxophone); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Mike Zwerin (trombone); Junior Collins (French horn); Bill Barber (tuba); John Lewis (piano); Al McKibbon (bass); Max Roach (drums).
Studio sessions producer: Pete Rugolo.
Reissue producers: Mark Levinson, Phil Schaap, Michael Cuscuna.
Live tracks recorded at the Royal Roost, New York, New York on September 4 and 18, 1948. Studio tracks recorded in New York, New York on January 21 and April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950. Includes liner notes by Mike Zwerin, Phil Schaap, Pete Welding and Gerry Mulligan.
Studio sessions were digitally remastered by Mark Levinson. Live sessions were digitally remastered by Phil Schaap.
Personnel: Miles Davis (trumpet); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (vocals); Lee Konitz (alto saxophone); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Gunther Schuller , Junior Collins, Sandy Siegelstein (French horn); J.J. Johnson , Mike Zwerin, Kai Winding (trombone); Billy Barber (tuba); John Lewis, Al Haig (piano); Kenny Clarke, Max Roach (drums).
Audio Remasterers: Mark Levinson; Phil Schaap.
Liner Note Authors: Gerry Mulligan; Mike Zwerin; Pete Welding; Phil Schaap.
Recording information: The Royal Roost (09/25/1948-03/09/1950).
Editor: Kurt Lundvall.
Photographers: Francis Wolff; Aram Avakian.
Arrangers: John Lewis; Gerry Mulligan; Gil Evans; Johnny Carisi.
Miles Davis' classic masterpiece THE BIRTH OF THE COOL, long available in it's original form, has been given a facelift. THE COMPLETE BIRTH OF THE COOL is a landmark collection that simply must be included in any true jazz aficionado's library. Not only have the original twelve sides by this legendary group been expertly restored, but the long awaited live radio cuts from their only real gig have been found and included. Together they form an indispensable documentation of the group that almost single-handedly transformed the bebop of the '40s into the "cool" jazz that became a West Coast sensation in the early '50s.
The original BIRTH OF COOL sides are in beautiful shape now that they have been remastered by Mark Levinson with his ultra-pristine Cello system. The new live cuts, recorded at the Royal Roost in 1948 as they were broadcast by WMCA, are a collector's dream. Hosted by famed jazz disc jockey Symphony Sid (who also provides introductions and announcements), the band sounds masterful and energetic despite the less-than-studio quality of the original recording. A few titles ("Move," "Moon Dreams," and "Budo") even appear twice in the set as a bonus.
Artist Overview
The sensuous blending of textures is as much the hallmark of Gerry Mulligan's compositional style as an understated lyricism is the signature of his work on baritone sax. Both talents were fully displayed in his breakthrough appearance on the celebrated BIRTH OF THE COOL of 1949, an album for which the 21-year-old provided more than half of its innovative compositions. After the 1950s, Mulligan's laid-back style was overshadowed by new developments in jazz and the burgeoning of rock in the '60s and '70s. But his touring and recording schedule continued apace, and he enjoyed fruitful collaborations with an older generation of musicians who had an instinctive affinity for his style.
Disc 1
1 Move
2 Jeru
3 Moon Dreams
4 Venus De Milo
5 Budo
6 Deception
7 Godchild
8 Boplicity
9 Rocker
10 Israel
11 Rouge
12 Darn That Dream
13 Birth Of The Cool Theme - (live)
14 Symphony Sid Announces The Band - (live)
15 Move - (live)
16 Why Do I Love You - (live)
17 Godchild - (live)
18 Symphony Sid Introduction - (live)
19 S'il Vous Plait - (live)
20 Moon Dreams - (live)
21 Budo - (live)
22 Darn That Dream - (live)
23 Move - (live)
24 Moon Dreams - (live)
25 Budo - (live)

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