Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
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February 1, 1957 / Release Date
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Doublez
92
No need to introduce Miles Davies, Jazzman of genius, one of the most important and influential artists, sometimes considered as the greatest Jazz artist or for the most hermetic at least in the top 5 of the best. He was so talented and creative that he revolutionized many Jazz styles and movements and offered us many classic cultissims from the 50s to the early 70s.

Miles Pt.1 - His childhood and the birth of Cool Jazz
Originally from Illinois, son of a mother who was a music teacher, Miles ... read more
sanfordfriedman
80
This compilation BOPS. Super interesting composition and catchy, intricate melodies. Great musicianship from everyone, and great recording quality especially considering that most of these tracks were recorded from 1948-1950. This is nothing life-changing, but it's just some great jazz and I really like it.
EntryIncomplete
87
This is my first proper experience with Miles, and yeah it's great fuckin jazz! The arrangements feel soft and fluid, it's very comfortable and relaxing to listen to, while still having a bit of oomph and energy to it. The recording quality is also fantastic, you can feel the weight of each instrument in the mix. The tracks are short, so ever part feels not only important, but instrumental to its existence. Miles doesn't have time to fuck around here and I appreciate it a whole lot. It's just ... read more
YessYessYessYes
80
Birth Of The Cool Is A Pretty Great Jazz Record.

The Record Is Not Special By Any Means, But The Musicianship Is Just Pleasant. The Compositions Are Quite Fantastic With The Ensemble As A Whole Doing A Mighty Fine Job At Making Great Pieces!
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Added on: March 5, 2014