PRICE:
$17.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Birth Of The Cool
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
WLV 82128LP WLV 82128LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2019

Wax Love presents a reissue of Miles Davis' Birth Of The Cool, originally released in 1957. The music conceived by Davis and Gil Evans between 1949 and 1950, and released on Capitol Records marked an important new step in jazz. Featuring an unusual line-up and innovative classically oriented arrangements, this historical album represents the birth of a new form of jazz. For the occasion Davis and Evans gathered a stellar nonet including, among others, Lee Konitz (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), John Lewis (piano), and Max Roach (drums). The result was an unprecedented and highly sophisticated form of music which would be subsequently called "cool jazz."