Birth Of The Cool (compilation album) by Miles Davis
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The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 37 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,150.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.
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Sure it's cool... maybe a little too cool... as in sedate. Miles was always good at bringing out his unique voice in defiance of tradition, but I dont find this voice as interesting as others he would bring out.
Not enough o's in smooth....
A solid compilation of cool jazz, love the short briefness of each track and is very easy to listen to. However, at its time it already kinda sounded outdated compared to the hard bop and modal jazz he was working on and definitely doesn't have that edge that his later work does.
Absolutely nothing to complain about here. Listened to it twice, just to make sure.
Miles changed the face of music many times, the first of which was Birth of the Cool. This album is cool as can be, featuring unusual arrangements for jazz music at the time. The album didn't come out for many years after it was recorded, but the music from these recordings had already spread through jazz.
It was cool, it is cool and it will always be cool. Classic!
Still fresh. Game-changing, too.
This immediately became a favorite when I first heard it and several listens later I'm still loving it. Although I enjoyed late 40s bebop, the endless chain of florid improvisations had me yearning for something with a bit more structure. Cool jazz takes the middle road, where improvisation just complements an elaborate harmonic structure. I don't know if I'll enjoy other cool jazz albums as much as this one, but I'm looking forward to listening.
Solid jazz album. Not too pretentious, not overwhelming, just straight good classic jazz.
Classic Miles Davis, meaning it's a must have for jazz aficionados. Fave track = Jeru.