×
Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
Get app Have the app

Birth of the Cool

Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis
Released: Jan 1957
Label: BlueDream
This 1949 release really was the birth of Cool Jazz. Davis eases into being an introspective horn player and leads a team that would define Cool Jazz and West Coast Bop in the years to come: Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, Gil Evans, and Lee Konitz. The album initially bombed with the public, but it was instantly snatched up and studied by other jazz musicians.
Nick Dedina
Rhapsody on your desktop or mobile device

Listen to the songs you love. Anytime, anywhere.

14 day free trial, then just $9.99/month for Rhapsody Premier. View all plans