The Complete Birth of the Cool

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Tracklist

CD 1
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1Move
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-01-21)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-01-21)
double bass:
Joe Shulman (on 1949-01-21)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1949-01-21)
French horn:
Junior Collins (on 1949-01-21)
piano:
Al Haig (on 1949-01-21)
trombone:
Kai Winding (on 1949-01-21)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-01-21)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-01-21)
arranger:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1949-01-21)
recording of:
Move (on 1949-01-21)
composer:
Denzil Best
42:34
2Jeru
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-01-21)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-01-21)
double bass:
Joe Shulman (on 1949-01-21)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1949-01-21)
French horn:
Junior Collins (on 1949-01-21)
piano:
Al Haig (on 1949-01-21)
trombone:
Kai Winding (on 1949-01-21)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-01-21)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-01-21)
arranger:
Gerry Mulligan
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1949-01-21)
recording of:
Jeru (on 1949-01-21)
composer:
Gerry Mulligan
33:14
3Moon Dreams
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1950-03-09)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1950-03-09)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (on 1950-03-09)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1950-03-09)
French horn:
Gunther Schuller (horn player, conductor, composer) (on 1950-03-09)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1950-03-09)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1950-03-09)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1950-03-09)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1950-03-09)
arranger:
Gil Evans
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
engineered at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1950-03-09)
recording of:
Moon Dreams (on 1950-03-09)
composer:
Chummy MacGregor and Johnny Mercer
43:20
4Venus de Milo
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-04-22)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-04-22)
double bass:
Nelson Boyd (on 1949-04-22)
drums (drum set):
Kenny Clarke (on 1949-04-22)
French horn:
Sanford J. Siegelstein (on 1949-04-22)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1949-04-22)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1949-04-22)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-04-22)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-04-22)
arranger:
Gerry Mulligan
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1949-04-22)
recording of:
Venus de Milo (on 1949-04-22)
composer:
Gerry Mulligan
43:12
5Budo
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-01-21)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-01-21)
double bass:
Joe Shulman (on 1949-01-21)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1949-01-21)
French horn:
Junior Collins (on 1949-01-21)
piano:
Al Haig (on 1949-01-21)
trombone:
Kai Winding (on 1949-01-21)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-01-21)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-01-21)
arranger:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1949-01-21)
recording of:
Budo (on 1949-01-21)
composer:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) and Bud Powell
is based on:
Hallucinations
42:36
6Deception
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1950-03-09)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1950-03-09)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (on 1950-03-09)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1950-03-09)
French horn:
Gunther Schuller (horn player, conductor, composer) (on 1950-03-09)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1950-03-09)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1950-03-09)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1950-03-09)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1950-03-09)
arranger:
Gerry Mulligan
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1950-03-09)
recording of:
Deception (on 1950-03-09)
composer:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
32:49
7Godchild
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-01-21)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-01-21)
double bass:
Joe Shulman (on 1949-01-21)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1949-01-21)
French horn:
Junior Collins (on 1949-01-21)
piano:
Al Haig (on 1949-01-21)
trombone:
Kai Winding (on 1949-01-21)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-01-21)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-01-21)
arranger:
Gerry Mulligan
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1949-01-21)
recording of:
Godchild (on 1949-01-21)
composer:
George Wallington
43:10
8Boplicity
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-04-22)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-04-22)
double bass:
Nelson Boyd (on 1949-04-22)
drums (drum set):
Kenny Clarke (on 1949-04-22)
French horn:
Sanford J. Siegelstein (on 1949-04-22)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1949-04-22)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1949-04-22)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-04-22)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-04-22)
arranger:
Gil Evans
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1949-04-22)
recording of:
Boplicity (on 1949-04-22)
composer:
Gil Evans and Cleo Henry
publisher:
Sophisticated Music
43:02
9Rocker
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1950-03-09)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1950-03-09)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (on 1950-03-09)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1950-03-09)
French horn:
Gunther Schuller (horn player, conductor, composer) (on 1950-03-09)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1950-03-09)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1950-03-09)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1950-03-09)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1950-03-09)
arranger:
Gerry Mulligan
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1950-03-09)
recording of:
Rocker (on 1950-03-09)
composer:
Gerry Mulligan
43:07
10Israel
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-04-22)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-04-22)
double bass:
Nelson Boyd (on 1949-04-22)
drums (drum set):
Kenny Clarke (on 1949-04-22)
French horn:
Sanford J. Siegelstein (on 1949-04-22)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1949-04-22)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1949-04-22)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-04-22)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-04-22)
arranger:
John Carisi
recording of:
Israel (Miles Davis/John Carisi's song) (on 1949-04-22)
composer:
John Carisi
publisher:
Beechwood Music
42:18
11Rouge
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1949-04-22)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1949-04-22)
double bass:
Nelson Boyd (on 1949-04-22)
drums (drum set):
Kenny Clarke (on 1949-04-22)
French horn:
Sanford J. Siegelstein (on 1949-04-22)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1949-04-22)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1949-04-22)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1949-04-22)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1949-04-22)
arranger:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
recording of:
Rouge (on 1949-04-22)
composer:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
43:15
12Darn That Dream
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1950-03-09)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1950-03-09)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (on 1950-03-09)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1950-03-09)
French horn:
Gunther Schuller (horn player, conductor, composer) (on 1950-03-09)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1950-03-09)
trombone:
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (on 1950-03-09)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1950-03-09)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1950-03-09)
vocals:
Kenny Hagood (on 1950-03-09)
arranger:
Gerry Mulligan
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
recorded at:
WOR Studios in New York, New York, United States (on 1950-03-09)
cover recording of:
Darn That Dream (on 1950-03-09)
lyricist:
Eddie DeLange (in 1939)
composer:
Jimmy Van Heusen (in 1939)
publisher:
Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP)
part of:
Swingin’ the Dream
43:25
13Birth of the Cool Theme (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
Birth of the Cool Theme
composer:
Gil Evans
0:18
14Symphony Sid Announces the Band (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
other vocals:
Symphony Sid Torin
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
1:03
15Move (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1948-09-04)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1948-09-04)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (on 1948-09-04)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1948-09-04)
French horn:
Junior Collins (on 1948-09-04)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1948-09-04)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin (on 1948-09-04)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1948-09-04)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1948-09-04)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
Move (on 1948-09-04)
composer:
Denzil Best
3:43
16Why Do I Love You (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
lead vocals:
Kenny Hagood
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
Why Do I Love You
lyricist:
Buddy DeSylva and Ira Gershwin
composer:
George Gershwin (composer)
publisher:
Harms, Inc. (in 1925)
part of:
Tell Me More!
3:42
17Godchild (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
Godchild
composer:
George Wallington
5:52
18Symphony Sid Introduction (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
other vocals:
Symphony Sid Torin
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
0:25
19S’il vous plaît (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
S'il vous plaît
composer:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
4:23
20Moon Dreams (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
Moon Dreams
composer:
Chummy MacGregor and Johnny Mercer
3:08
21Budo (Hallucination) (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live recording of:
Budo
composer:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) and Bud Powell
is based on:
Hallucinations
3:26
22Darn That Dream (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
lead vocals:
Kenny Hagood
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-04)
live cover recording of:
Darn That Dream
lyricist:
Eddie DeLange (in 1939)
composer:
Jimmy Van Heusen (in 1939)
publisher:
Scarsdale Music Corp. (ASCAP)
part of:
Swingin’ the Dream
4:24
23Move (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist) (on 1948-09-18)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan (on 1948-09-18)
double bass:
Al McKibbon (on 1948-09-18)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (on 1948-09-18)
French horn:
Junior Collins (on 1948-09-18)
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet) (on 1948-09-18)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin (on 1948-09-18)
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (on 1948-09-18)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player) (on 1948-09-18)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-18)
live recording of:
Move (on 1948-09-18)
composer:
Denzil Best
recording of:
Move
composer:
Denzil Best
4:49
24Moon Dreams (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-18)
live recording of:
Moon Dreams
composer:
Chummy MacGregor and Johnny Mercer
3:47
25Budo (Hallucination) (live)
alto saxophone:
Lee Konitz (jazz saxophonist)
baritone saxophone:
Gerry Mulligan
bass:
Al McKibbon
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer)
French horn:
Junior Collins
piano:
John Lewis (pianist, member of Modern Jazz Quartet)
trombone:
Mike Zwerin
trumpet:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
tuba:
Bill Barber (Jazz tuba player)
recorded at:
The Royal Roost (former jazz club in NYC) in New York, New York, United States (on 1948-09-18)
live recording of:
Budo
composer:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) and Bud Powell
is based on:
Hallucinations
4:23