Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool
Although it is highly revered today, the music of the Miles Davis Nonet left the audiences of the late 1940s indifferent. The group was highly popular among other musicians, however, and served as an inspirational force to a multitude of other bands, as well as the different subsequent groups of the many musicians involved. Traces of the nonet’s music can be found in the early 1950s Miles Davis groups, the Gil Evans recordings (including the arranger’s wonderful collaborations with Miles), Mulligan’s pianoless quartet with Chet Baker, certain arrangements of the Stan Kenton orchestra and John Lewis’ (another member of the nonet) posterior Modern Jazz Quartet.
MILES DAVIS, trumpet on all tracks, accompanied by:
SIDE A [1-4]:
Kai Winding (tb), Junior Collins (fhr),Bill Barber (tu), Lee Konitz (as),
Gerry Mulligan (bar), Al Haig (p), Joe Shulman (b), Max Roach (d).
New York, January 21, 1949.
SIDE A [5-6] & SIDE B [1-2]:
J.J. Johnson (tb), Sandy Siegelstein (fhr), Bill Barber (tu), Lee Konitz (as),
Gerry Mulligan (bar), John Lewis (p), Nelson Boyd (b),
Kenny Clarke (d). New York, April 22, 1949.
SIDE B [3-6]:
J.J. Johnson (tb), Gunther Schuller (fhr), Bill Barber (tu), Lee Konitz (as),
Gerry Mulligan (bar), John Lewis (p), Al McKibbon (b), Max Roach (d),Ç
Kenny Hagood (vc on B6 only). New York, March 9, 1950.
JOHN LEWIS: “Move”, “Budo”, ”Rouge”
GERRY MULLIGAN: “Jeru”, “Godchild”,
“Venus de Milo”, “Rocker”, “Darn That Dream”
GIL EVANS: “Boplicity”, “Moondreams”
MILES DAVIS: “Deception”
JOHNNY CARISI: “Israel”
05 VENUS DE MILO
06 DARN THAT DREAM