30pm: Birth of the Cool
- Jim Wynn Nonet, Saint Kitchen, free ?
Birth of the Cool
1957, Capitol Records Seminal "cool school" recording that featured a nonet with tuba and French horn.
My only quibble: as a horn player, I was hoping to see a small mention of the horn in jazz, especially in the otherwise-fine sections on Birth of the Cool
and Gil Evans.
But the real revolution in Miles's approach and in the jazz idiom generally had come circa ten years earlier in Miles's seminal Birth of the Cool
recording, which marked Miles's break with the Bebop style of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker and Dizzy "Diz" Gillespie.
The Birth of the Cool
of Miles Davis and His Associates.
I looked at Birth of the Cool
by Lewis MacAdams, Cool Rules by Pountain and Robins, Hip: A History by John Leland, The Conquest of Cool by Thomas Frank, and American Cool by Peter Stearns.
This is a musical analysis of the pivotal Miles Davis Orchestra recordings of 1948-1950, including the radio broadcasts from the Royal Roost (found on The Complete Birth of the Cool
from Capital Records) that is aimed at young musicians (college students primarily).
Presented in conjunction with the Birth of the Cool
Hendricks: Birth of the Cool
, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, N.
Davis won eight Grammy awards, with albums in his back catalogue including Birth of the Cool
, In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew which fused jazz with rock music.
Its concert, Birth of the Cool
, will feature the music of Miles Davis and Charlie Mingus, and will be a mixture of regional scores and classic compositions.
As for my own attempt to recreate "The Birth of the Cool
," with a 10-piece band, he gave me the full treatment too.