Miles Davis’ complete Birth Of The Cool recordings released on vinyl for the first time

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With previously unreleased live material from 1948.

Miles Davis’ Complete Birth Of The Cool recordings are being released on vinyl for the first time, in a new 70th anniversary edition, via Blue Note / UMe.

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Davis’ seminal Birth Of The Cool was recorded in 1949-1950, with a group including Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, John Lewis and arranger Gil Evans; the album was released in 1957.

Though Complete Birth Of The Cool, which includes a remastered version of Birth of Cool alongside live session recordings from 1949-1950, was released digitally in 1999, this marks its first vinyl release.

The new edition includes a retrospective by jazz historian Ashley Kahn, was well as liner notes by Mulligan and writer Phil Schaap.

Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 15th May release, listen to the album and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

The Studio Sessions

Side A

1. Move
2. Jeru
3. Moon Dreams
4. Venus De Milo
5. Budo (Hallucinations)
6. Deception

Side B

1. Godchild
2. Boplicity
3. Rocker
4. Israel
5. Rouge
6. Darn That Dream

The Live Sessions

Side C

1. Birth of the Cool Theme
2. Symphony Sid Announces the Band
3. Move
4. Why Do I Love You
5. Godchild
6. Symphony Sid Introduction
7. S’il Vous Plait

Side D

1. Moon Dreams
2. Budo (Hallucination)
3. Darn That Dream
4. Move
5. Moon Dreams
6. Budo (Hallucinations)

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