Birth Of The Cool (compilation album) by Miles Davis

Birth Of The Cool
Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
(Compilation album)
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 795th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 379 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1957 (6th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (17th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (795th)

Miles Davis bestography

Birth Of The Cool is ranked 5th best out of 106 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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Birth Of The Cool track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 379 votes)
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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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From 04/14/2019 15:15
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.
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From 07/26/2018 04:55
Not enough o's in smooth....
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From 07/09/2018 13:32
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 However, at its time it already kinda sounded outdated compared to the hard bop and modal jazz he was working on and definitely doesn't have that edge that his later work does.
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From 01/21/2018 19:14
Absolutely nothing to complain about here. Listened to it twice, just to make sure.
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From 06/15/2016 04:27
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.
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From 04/04/2016 16:27
It was cool, it is cool and it will always be cool. Classic!
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From 01/06/2016 14:29
Still fresh. Game-changing, too.
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From 09/15/2013 02:18
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.
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From 04/13/2013 12:05
Solid jazz album. Not too pretentious, not overwhelming, just straight good classic jazz.
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From 08/23/2012 00:10
Classic Miles Davis, meaning it's a must have for jazz aficionados. Fave track = Jeru.
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