Artist: Miles Davis
Album: Birth of the Cool
Though released in 1957, “Birth of the Cool” was comprised of bits and pieces of three 1949 recordings. The original albums featured the crew from Davis’s nonet, a group commonly cited as the first main contributors of the “cool jazz” era.
Davis was changing the face of music, and would do so again and again with his LP’s — including the highly acclaimed releases “Kind of Blue” and “Bitches Brew.” Where as those albums showcase longer compositions, the tracks on “Birth of the Cool” are for the most part around the three minute mark in length. Check out “Rocker” below, and let us know what you think about this era in the Miles Davis catalog.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor