Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Miles Davis - 'Birth of the Cool'

Your Favourite Featured Album for Tuesday 10th May 2011, 1.30 - 3.30 pm (AEST) was :

"The Birth of the Cool", by Miles Davis (1957)

* Where were you when you first heard songs from this album?
* What does this album remind you of?
* Who were you with when you first heard music from this album?
* Why does this albums' music sound special to you?
* What were you doing when you first heard music from this album?
* How does hearing songs from this album make you feel?
  • Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1957 on Capitol Records.
  • It compiles twelve songs recorded by Davis's nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950.
  • Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements strongly inspired by classical music, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz.
  • As the title implies, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. (Source)
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