Birth of the Cool (Remastered)

Format: CD
Release Date: 1/9/2001
Album Personnel: Kai Winding (Trombone), J.J. Johnson (Trombone), Junior Collins (French Horn), Gunther Schuller (French Horn), Bill Barber (Tuba), Lee Konitz (Alto Saxophone), Gerry Mulligan (Baritone Saxophone), Al Haig (Piano), John Lewis (Piano), Joe Shulman (Acoustic Upright Bass), Nelson Boyd (Acoustic Upright Bass), Al McKibbon (Acoustic Upright Bass), Max Roach (Drums), Kenny Clarke (Drums), Kenny Hagood (Vocals)
Style(s): Cool
Availability: In Stock

Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1957 on Capitol Records.[2][3] It compiles twelve tracks recorded by Davis's nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950.[4]


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 implies, 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.


Wikipedia contributors. "Birth of the Cool." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 Dec. 2016. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

1. Move
Length: 02:30
2. Jeru
Length: 03:15
3. Moon Dreams
Length: 03:17
4. Venus de Milo
Length: 03:14
5. Budo
Length: 02:34
6. Deception
Length: 02:50
7. Godchild
Length: 03:12
8. Boplicity
Length: 03:08
9. Rocker
Length: 03:08
10. Israel
Length: 02:18
11. Rouge
Length: 03:17
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 32:43
UPC: 724353011727