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 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,916.
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A relaxing listen that flows beautifully and is led by the trumpet of the great Miles Davis. His playing is phenomenal and the way he exchanges with other members of the ensemble is genius. One of the best examples of this is on Jeru which is my favourite cut on the record. There are more great songs as well such as Move, Moon Dreams and Boplicity. However, it is lacking a little bit of flare we get on later releases and some of the instrumentals aren't fantastic. This is a great starting point for Davis and for people who are just starting to listen to him but he will go on to do far better things. Overall, this is such a chill album and really lives up to the brand of being cool.
When I was a budding Sax player in High School, I was handed sheet music to Boplicity and it opened my world musically to so many things I wasn't ready for at the time. Not Miles' best work, by a mile, but still a necessary listen when following the history of Jazz.
yeah well I'm the second coming
'Move' and 'Moon Dreams' are some favorites here, but this record is far from his best. Still a good album, but much of his other work is deserving of more praise.
Miles Davis's cool jazz pinnacle. Everything feels so slick and groovy.
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 However, at its time it already kinda sounded outdated compared to the hard bop and modal jazz he was working on and definitely doesn't have that edge that his later work does.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.
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