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Birth of the Cool

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Description: Amazon.com essential recording The first important leader date from one of jazz's most seminal figures and farsighted practitioners. Having made his reputation in large measure from playing with bop giant Charlie Parker, Davis confounded expectations when he embraced the "cool" arranging style of Gil Evans, an arranger for Claude Thornhill's band. Evans, who was employing unique voicings by adding French horns and tuba to Thornhill's instrumentations, also emphasized a diminished use of vibrato in both reeds and brass, producing a drier, "cool" sound. Two of Evans's arrangements, "Boplicity" and &qu ... (more)
Manufacturer: Blue Note Records
Release date: 20 September 1989
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0077779286225 UPC: 077779286225
Tags: Jazz (4), Cd (1), American (1), Chris (1), Tuba (1), Gerry Mulligan (1), John Lewis (1), French Horns (1), Cool (1), Usa (1)
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