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Miles Davis – The Complete Birth Of The Cool (1949-1950) (2019) [16-44] / [24-192]

Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis, released in February 1957 by Capitol Records. It compiles eleven tracks recorded by Davis’s nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950.

Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title suggests, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all approximately three minutes long.

Recorded: January 21 and April 22, 1949; March 9, 1950; New York City
Released: February 1957

Mono

Track Listing:

  1. Move 2:34
  2. Jeru 3:14
  3. Moon Dreams 3:22
  4. Venus de Milo 3:14
  5. Budo 2:34
  6. Deception 2:49
  7. Godchild 3:11
  8. Boplicity 3:02
  9. Rocker 3:07
  10. Israel 2:20
  11. Rouge 3:17
  12. Darn That Dream 3:24
  13. Birth of the Cool Theme 0:18
  14. Symphony Sid Announces the Band 1:02
  15. Move 3:42
  16. Why Do I Love You 3:42
  17. Godchild 5:49
  18. Symphony Sid Introduction 0:25
  19. S’il Vous Plait 4:23
  20. Moon Dreams 3:06
  21. Budo (Hallucination) 3:26
  22. Darn That Dream 4:19
  23. Move 4:47
  24. Moon Dreams 3:43
  25. Budo (Hallucinations) 4:21

[16-44]


Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool (1949-1950) (2013) [24-192]

Track Listing:

  1. Move 2:35
  2. Jeru 3:15
  3. Moon Dreams 3:21
  4. Venus De Milo 3:14
  5. Budo 2:34
  6. Deception 2:50
  7. Godchild 3:12
  8. Boplicity 3:02
  9. Rocker 3:07
  10. Israel 2:19
  11. Rouge 3:17

HD Tracks [24-192]

3 thoughts on “Miles Davis – The Complete Birth Of The Cool (1949-1950) (2019) [16-44] / [24-192]

  1. Astro

    Whoa, excellent timing. I’ve been on a Miles binge over the past two days. Enjoyed Kind of Blue, In A Silent Way and Filles De Kilimanjaro. Looks like I’ll be adding this to my ears as well. Thanks!