The Record Collection

Miles Davis: The Complete Birth of The Cool (1948-50)

Capitol 94550

Track list:

Disc 1: The Studio Sessions:
01 – Move (a)
02 – Jeru (a)
03 – Moon Dreams (c)
04 – Venus De Milo (b)
05 – Budo (a)
06 – Deception (c)
07 – Godchild (a)
08 – Boplicity (b)
09 – Rocker (c)
10 – Israel (b)
11 – Rouge (b)
12 – Darn That Dream (c)

Disc 2: The Live Sessions:
13 – Birth Of The Cool Theme
14 – Symphony Sid Announces The Band
15 – Move
16 – Why Do I Love You
17 – Godchild
18 – Symphony Sid Introduction
19 – S’il Vous Plait
20 – Moon Dreams
21 – Budo (Hallucination)
22 – Darn That Dream
23 – Move
24 – Moon Dreams
25 – Budo (Hallucinations)

Personnel:

Disc 1: Miles Davis Nonet:
(a) #01,02,05,07 recorded on 21 January 1949, NYC
Miles Davis (trumpet), Kai Winding (trombone), Junior Collins (French horn), Bill Barber (tuba), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Al Haig (piano), Joe Schulman (bass), Max Roach (drums), John Lewis (arr)

(b) #04,08,10,11 recorded on 22 April 1949, NYC
Miles Davis (trumpet), J.J. Johnson (trombone), Sandy Siegelstein (French horn), Bill Barber (tuba), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), John Lewis (piano), Nelson Boyd (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), John Carisi, Gil Evans (arr)

(c) #03,06,09,12 recorded on 9 March 1950, NYC
Miles Davis (trumpet), J.J. Johnson (trombone), Gunther Schuller (French horn), Bill Barber (tuba), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), John Lewis (piano), Al McKibbon (bass), Max Roach (drums), Kenny Hagood (vocal on “Darn That Dream”)

Disc 2:
Recorded live at Royal Roost in New York:
#13–21 on September 4, 1948; #22-25 on September 18, 1948.

Miles Davis – trumpet
Mike Zwerin – trombone
Junior Collins – French horn
Bill Barber – tuba
Lee Konitz – alto saxophone
Gerry Mulligan – baritone saxophone
John Lewis – piano
Al McKibbon – bass
Max Roach – drums
Kenny Hagood – vocal (“Why Do I Love You” and “Darn That Dream”)

Birth of The Cool – notes (pdf – 109KB)

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