The Complete Birth of the Cool (Capitol CDP 94550)

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Title: The Complete Birth of the Cool
Label: Capitol CDP 94550 (CD)
Number of Tracks: 25
Details: September 4, 1948; September 18, 1948 (b); January 21, 1949; April 22, 1949; March 9, 1950

Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (78:17) are displayed below.

1 Move (D. Best) [Jan 21, 1949] 2:31
2 Jeru (G. Mulligan) [Jan 21, 1949] 3:10
3 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) [Mar 9, 1950] 3:17
4 Venus de Milo (G. Mulligan) [Apr 22, 1949] 3:09
5 Hallucinations (B. Powell-M. Davis) [Budo] [Jan 21, 1949] 2:32
6 Deception (M. Davis) [Mar 9, 1950] 2:45
7 Godchild (G. Wallington) [Jan 21, 1949] 3:07
8 Boplicity (M. Davis-G. Evans) [Apr 22, 1949] 2:59
9 Rocker (G. Mulligan) [Mar 9, 1950] 3:03
10 Israel (J. Carisi) [Apr 22, 1949] 2:14
11 Rouge (J. Lewis) [Apr 22, 1949] 3:11
12 Darn That Dream (E. DeLange-J. Van Heusen) [Mar 9, 1950] 3:22
13 Birth of the Cool Theme (G. Evans) [Sep 4, 1948] 0:17
14 Introduction [Symphony Sid Torin] [Sep 4, 1948] 1:02
15 Move (D. Best) [Sep 4, 1948] 3:40
16 Why Do I Love You? (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) [Sep 4, 1948] 3:40
17 Godchild (G. Wallington) [Sep 4, 1948] 5:49
18 Introduction [Symphony Sid Torin] [Sep 4, 1948] 0:25
19 S'il vous Plait (W. Mourant-B. Stegmeyer) [Sep 4, 1948] 4:22
20 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) [Sep 4, 1948] 3:05
21 Hallucinations (B. Powell-M. Davis) [Budo (with voiceover)] [Sep 4, 1948] 3:23
22 Darn That Dream (E. DeLange-J. Van Heusen) [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 4:23
23 Move (D. Best) [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 4:47
24 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 3:44
25 Hallucinations (B. Powell-M. Davis) [Budo] [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 4:20


September 4, 1948
Charlie Parker (as); Miles Davis (tpt); Tadd Dameron (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Theodore "Fats" Navarro (tpt); Allen Eager (ts); Milt Jackson (vb); Tadd Dameron (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Miles Davis (tpt); Michael Zwerin (tb); Junior Collins (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Al McKibbon (b); Max Roach (d); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann); Bob Garrity (ann)

September 18, 1948 (b)
Miles Davis (tpt); Michael Zwerin (tb); Junior Collins (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (voc); Clark Terry (tpt); Jimmy Nottingham (tpt); Harry Edison (tpt); Emmett Berry (tpt); Dickie Wells (tb); Bill Johnson (tb); George Matthews (tb); Ted Donnelly (tb); Bernie Peacock (as); Earl Warren (as, voc); Wardell Gray (ts); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Ronald "Jack" Washington (bs); Freddie Green (g); William "Count" Basie (p); Singleton Palmer (b); Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson (d); Dinah Washington (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann); Bob Garrity (ann)

January 21, 1949
Miles Davis (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Junior Collins (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); Al Haig (p); Joe Shulman (b); Max Roach (d)

April 22, 1949
Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Sandy Siegelstein (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Nelson Boyd (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

March 9, 1950
Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Gunther Schuller (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Al McKibbon (b); Max Roach (d); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (voc)

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