These scores have been assembled mostly from manuscript scores and parts for the music recorded in the famous sessions by the Miles Davis Nonet. This volume also includes an introduction by Jeff Sultanof discussing the music and the people involved.
…-- Deception (2:49) -- Godchild (3:10) -- Boplicity (3:01) -- Rocker (3:06) -- Israel (2:18) -- Rouge (3:15) -- Darn That Dream (3:24) -- Birth of the Cool Theme [Live] (:17) -- Symphony Sid Announces the Band [Live] (1:02) -- Move [Live] (3:42) -- Why Do I Love You? [Live] (3:42) -- Godchild [Live]…
A brilliant of the cultural history of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s, the decades in which cool was born. Interviews with poet Allen Ginsberg, saxophonist Jackie McLean, Living Theatre cofounder Judith Malina and others. With preface, many black-and-white photos, bibl., index.
The landmark album by Miles Davis, Birth of the Cool, brought us a unique instrumentation (the nonet) along with distinctive jazz sounds. Without straying from the intent of the music this adaptation makes this classic available to the contemporary jazz ensemble.