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)
* 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)
- 1957 in music ... 54 years ago ...