Miles Davis ‎– Birth Of The Cool

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Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1957 on Capitol Records. It compiles eleven songs 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 strongly inspired by classical music, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title implies, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. The majority of the recordings on the record are under three minutes. The album has since been reissued many times. Blue Note recently released a version using the original tapes from Rudy Van Gelder, who produced the album.

Gil Evans contributed some charts to the sessions, acting as an advisor to a group of musicians who had met in his small New York apartment above a Chinese laundry. Evans had gained a reputation in the jazz world for his orchestration of bebop tunes for the Claude Thornhill orchestra, including Davis's "Donna Lee". Davis was seeking an alternative to the small groups typical of contemporary jazz (he was a member of Charlie Parker's quintet at the time), and in 1947 started to organize the loose circle of musicians into a working group. Rehearsals and experiments took place over the next year.

The nonet performed live only briefly—initially for a two week engagement in late August and early September 1948 at the Royal Roost Club in New York. Billed as the "Miles Davis Band", the group at this time consisted of Davis (trumpet), Mike Zwerin (trombone), Bill Barber (tuba), Junior Collins (French horn), Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone), Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), John Lewis (piano), Al McKibbon (bass), and Max Roach (drums). Former Dizzy Gillespie vocalist Kenny Hagood was featured on a few songs. Unusually, the arrangers (Mulligan, Evans and Lewis) were given credit. The group returned to the Royal Roost later in September, and recordings from 4 September and 18 September 1948 were included on the 1998 Complete Birth of the Cool CD, alongside the later studio sides. There was a further short residency the following year at the Clique Club, but the nonet was not a financial success, and disbanded. In 1949 Davis had a contract with Capitol to record twelve sides for 78 rpm singles. He thus reformed the nonet to record three sessions in January and April 1949 and March 1950. Davis, Konitz, Mulligan and Barber were the only musicians who played on all three sessions, though the instrumental lineup was constant (excepting the omission of piano on a few songs). Originally released as singles, eight of the tracks were compiled in 1953 on a 10" vinyl record in Capitol's "Classics In Jazz" series (H-459), one track ("Boplicity") was published as part of the 1953 compilation "Cool and Quiet" (H-371). Birth of the Cool was released in 1957 as a 12" LP that added the remaining two unreleased instrumental pieces ("Move" and "Budo"). The final track, "Darn That Dream" (the only song with vocals, by Hagood), was included with the other eleven on a 1971 LP. Subsequent releases have been based on this last arrangement.

Musically, the songs on Birth of the Cool stand as an important reaction to the prominent bebop form in contemporary jazz. Though the break can be exaggerated—Charlie Parker participated in the discussions Evans led, most of the musicians were drawn from the bebop scene, and many continued to play in that style for years afterward—it inspired a whole school of jazz musicians, particularly in California in what is usually referred to as "West Coast jazz" or the "cool school".

Tracklist

Move
Jeru
Moon Dreams
Venus De Milo
Budo
Deception
Godchild
Boplicity
Rocker
Israel
Rouge

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T-762 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Capitol Records T-762 US 1957 Sell This Version
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T-762 Miles Davis Nacimiento Del Cool Jazz(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Capitol Records T-762 Argentina 1957 Sell This Version
T-762 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Capitol Records T-762 Australia 1958 Sell This Version
T-762 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Capitol Records T-762 Italy 1958 Sell This Version
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T-762 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RP) Capitol Records T-762 US 1960 Sell This Version
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T-762 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, Scr) Capitol Records T-762 US 1961 Sell This Version
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T 1974 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp) Capitol Records T 1974 UK 1963 Sell This Version
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N 9513 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp) Number One Records N 9513 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
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DT 1974 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Duo) Capitol Records DT 1974 US 1969 Sell This Version
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SNIR-CP 25.001 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, RE) Ricordi International SNIR-CP 25.001 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
M-11026 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp) Capitol Records M-11026 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
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M-11026 Miles Davis And His Orchestra Capitol Jazz Classics Volume 1 The Complete Birth Of The Cool(LP, Comp, Mono) Capitol Records M-11026 US 1972 Sell This Version
S-21.454 Miles Davis El Nacimiento Del Cool 1949 - 1950(LP, Comp, RE) Movieplay S-21.454 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
M-11026 Miles Davis And His Orchestra The Complete Birth Of The Cool(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RE) Capitol Records M-11026 US 1972 Sell This Version
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M-11026 Miles Davis And His Orchestra The Complete Birth Of The Cool(LP, Comp) Capitol Records M-11026 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
C 062-80798 Miles Davis And His Orchestra The Complete Birth Of The Cool(LP, Comp) Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited C 062-80798 France 1972 Sell This Version
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M-11026 Miles Davis And His Orchestra The Complete Birth Of The Cool(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Capitol Records M-11026 US 1972 Sell This Version
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sunghyocho20

sunghyocho20

April 2, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing Birth Of The Cool, LP, Album, Comp, Mono, OLE-673 (CAPS 1024)

sound quality of this pressing is far better than the recent pressing (2019) from UMe. sell the UMe pressing and get this one instead
liamwilmet

liamwilmet

February 26, 2021
referencing Birth Of The Cool, LP, Comp, Ltd, RE, Red, 350212

This release is fine.. slightly muted but overall an acceptable performance for ~$25.

Though not specifically noted anywhere, the album is mono.
FreakVinyl

FreakVinyl

February 6, 2021
referencing Birth Of The Cool, LP, Comp, Mono, RE, 180, T762, 00602547972972

For such an old material (1949-50) released on a modern pressing it sounds really nice and warm. I'm also glad no-one tried to forcefully interpolate it to stereo. For the money it's a great buy! Even the inner sleeve is not total crap.
Saborcaracter

Saborcaracter

October 30, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Birth Of The Cool, CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM, 7243 5 30117 2 7
I own three copies of this classic: 1. the first US reissue on CD from 1989, 2. Miles Davis - The Complete Birth Of The Cool, which was remastered my Mark Levinson and 3. Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool, which is the RVG-edition, remastered by Rudy van Gelder, from the actual, first generation masters for the first time. Let met tell you: the absolutely best sounding reissue with hands-down the most well prepared fidelity of this all time jazz classic, is undeniably the RVG-edition. I can't say anything about the original vinyl versions or later vinyl reissues, but when it comes to CD, the RVG-edition blows every other reissue/remaster out of the water, straight into the bin. I always thought that either the 1989 CD-reissue, or the Mark Levinson remaster sounded thin, tinny, dull, had no crisp highs and lacked bass, but I just brushed it off thinking it was just due to the fact that it was an old recording. But then, a few years later, the RVG-edition appeared and in the record store I flipped through the booklet and found the, I might add very important and eye-opening note from Michael Cuscuna (as noted in the Discogs submission):

"All previous reissues of this material have been derived from the 1957 12-inch LP master, which turns out to be second or third generation. The original tapes of each tune were filed individually and sound considerably better. Rudy Van Gelder returned to these masters, transferred them in 24-bit to digital and worked his sonic magic. The result is a clearer and more present sound than ever before on these classic recordings."

I was blown away when I read that. Because this means, without a shadow of a doubt, that since 1957, all reissues that have been marketed as newly remastered or HQ-audio or 180gram vinyl pressing etc etc simply had sub-standard sound quality, as Michael Cuscuna himself said that that 1957 master was an either 2nd, or even worse, 3rd generation copy. THAT explained the thin, tinny and all over dull sounding reissues that I had. Anyway, I decided to buy the RVG-edition, as described transferred from the tape of each tune individually by RVG himself and took it home. Before I put the RVG-edition on, I decided to play both the 1989 CD and the later Mark Levinson remasters first. Granted, the Levinson remaster sounds slightly better than the original '89 reissue, but then I finally put on the RVG-edition. Again I was blown away, but this time by the sound quality. "Birth Of The Cool" as it was meant to sound! My word, what an incredible sound stage. Superb fidelity. Smooth but crisp highs, beautifully tight, present and slightly urging bass and a very silky, still punchy mid range. As said: I never owned an original on vinyl and I can only account for the CD reissues that have been released over the years, but you can throw away all the previously reissued CD versions that you have, 'cause once you've heard the RVG-remasters that were not taken from that horrid 1957 LP-master but from the actual tunes taken from the actual 12 tapes (as Cuscuna states "...the original tapes of each tune were filed individually...") then you know that nothing will sound better than that. Bless RVG for remembering that the tracks existed on those tapes and that he remastered those for the first time ever since '57. "Birth Of The Cool" has been reissued several times more after the RVG-edition was released, but given the sound of those, it's clear that those, too, have been taken from that sub-par '57 2nd or 3rd generation master. For me the RVG-edition was a complete surprise and truly had me on the edge of my seat, 'cause the audio quality is so fantastically good, that I had to "re-listen" and "re-experience" Birth Of The Cool all over again. Don't bother buying any other reissue; "Birth Of The Cool", the RVG-edition on CD is, as far as I'm concerned, the absolutely definitive version out there.
kdvsbones

kdvsbones

June 22, 2020
referencing Birth Of The Cool, LP, Album, Comp, Mono, T 1974
This New Dimensions in Jazz release is from 1963. Some songs were originally rel. as 78s.
Move, Jeru, Godchild rec. 1/21/49
Venus, Boplicity, Israel, Rouge rec. 4/22/49
Moon Dreams, Deception, Rocker rec. 3/9/50
Musician changes noted in first song of group.
savakntr

savakntr

April 17, 2020
referencing Birth Of The Cool, LP, Album, Comp, RE, ECJ-70056

Always wanted this pressing, so glad that it is now part of my jazz collection.
Amazing addictive sound and a masterpiece from the young Davis.
Sellonebuyone

Sellonebuyone

September 5, 2019
referencing The Complete Birth Of The Cool, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RM + LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RM + LP, T762, 00602577276408
This reussue is beautifully done. Great package design, printed nicely, with a wonderful book inside. The vinyl is dead quit and flat, sounds great. Highly recommended.
lanfeust68

lanfeust68

August 12, 2019
referencing The Birth Of The Cool, LP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE, Red, 144489.1151.014

the sound quality very bad, especially do not buy. for ref :144489.1151.014 Red Smoke Transparent
braco.v

braco.v

July 2, 2019
referencing Birth Of The Cool, LP, Album, Comp, RE, 180, DOL801HG

Really nice, clear and clean pressing. Background noise is virtually zero.
steamybrown2003

steamybrown2003

June 5, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing The Complete Birth Of The Cool, 2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM, T762, B0029468-01
We have a winner here; a nice classy replication of the original 57’ release (both in physicality and sonically), essential extras (the essay is indispensable, while the live disc satisfies a “completist’s” needs), and a very solid pressing quality.

This new mastering comes close enough to the original Capitol “D-1’s” in tone and color, but with greater detail and separation revealed around the instruments, and with a deeper, dimensional, “Mono depth” (something I can’t recall the originals having to this extent). The low end is still quite natural sounding here on this new vinyl cut (without sounding too modern or boomy like most new remasters tend to), while the cymbals have never been more detailed, separated, and present. I have owned all D-1, D-2, D-6, and N1 runnout variations, and this new remaster (sonically) lands right in between the D-1’s and D-2’s. The D-1’s were always more “airy” sounding than the D-2’s, while the D-2’s always had a little more low end than the D-1’s (the D-6’s and N’s are less desirable—cut loud with a blurred “midrange mud” quality). I also had the “Classic Records” Audiophile version of this album, and the level of hiss present on their take I found distracting at best, and unbearable (on at least a few tracks) at worst. I can’t imagine another attempt (reissue/remaster) being made at this record in the near future, this package is it, and it is the very definition of “cool”.

With all of that said, there is still a certain charm that my original D-1 possesses, a nostalgic “old-timey” quality that I can’t seem to part with, even though I think this new release is indeed a better listen. Part of the definition of “cool” is “something that never goes out of style”, no matter what current trends may be, and with a classic like “Birth Of The Cool”, my inclination is that after 60 some-odd years, well, the original 57’ is still cool with me...😎