Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
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Based on 156 ratings
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February 1, 1957 / Release Date
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Cool Jazz, Bebop / Genres
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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

cloudyx4
91

A lot of people mark the passage of the 40's to the 50's as a defining moment for Jazz music, and this compilation of recordings, while not being the most absurdly fantastic compisitions ever, it helped mark what people would later refer to as Cool Jazz.

This set of recordings from 1949 and 1950, was recorded by a nonet!! Yes, nice acclaimed and talented musicians, which culminated on a really enjoyable set of music that would influence most of the sound and traditions on 50's Jazz music. ... read more

JustSomeGuy
78

The Birth Of The Cool is the birth of two things: cool jazz, and the legendary career of Miles Davis.

This compilation may have been released after many other releases from the man himself, but this is essentially his debut. With it being released a full seven years after recording for it ended, you would be surprised of the amount of people who often forget that this is the album that started it all just because 20+ albums beforehand, even though it is seen as one of his earliest classics. ... read more

cloudyx4
91

A lot of people mark the passage of the 40's to the 50's as a defining moment for Jazz music, and this compilation of recordings, while not being the most absurdly fantastic compisitions ever, it helped mark what people would later refer to as Cool Jazz.

This set of recordings from 1949 and 1950, was recorded by a nonet!! Yes, nice acclaimed and talented musicians, which culminated on a really enjoyable set of music that would influence most of the sound and traditions on 50's Jazz music. ... read more

QuinDelamore
85

This was my first bit of exposure to Miles Davis when I first got into his music. So, this is also where I decided to start on revisiting his discography for the first time in about 4 years.
I owe this album my love for jazz, and it's a timeless piece of music.

gopxity
93

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die #5:

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Added on: March 5, 2014