Complete Birth of the Cool (Definitive Records DRCD 11159)

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Title: Complete Birth of the Cool
Label: Definitive Records DRCD 11159 (CD)
Number of Tracks: 29
Details: September 4, 1948; September 18, 1948 (b); September 25, 1948; January 3, 1949; January 21, 1949; April 21, 1949; April 22, 1949; March 9, 1950

Note: Only tracks on which Davis is present (106:29) are displayed below.

Disc 1
1 Move (D. Best) [Jan 21, 1949] 2:31
2 Jeru (G. Mulligan) [Jan 21, 1949] 3:10
3 Hallucinations (B. Powell-M. Davis) [Budo] [Jan 21, 1949] 2:32
4 Godchild (G. Wallington) [Jan 21, 1949] 3:07
5 Venus de Milo (G. Mulligan) [Apr 22, 1949] 3:09
6 Boplicity (M. Davis-G. Evans) [Apr 22, 1949] 2:59
7 Israel (J. Carisi) [Apr 22, 1949] 2:14
8 Rouge (J. Lewis) [Apr 22, 1949] 3:11
9 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) [Mar 9, 1950] 3:16
10 Deception (M. Davis) [Mar 9, 1950] 2:45
11 Rocker (G. Mulligan) [Mar 9, 1950] 3:03
12 Darn That Dream (E. DeLange-J. Van Heusen) [Mar 9, 1950] 3:22
13 Overtime (P. Rugolo) [take 1] [Jan 3, 1949] 4:32
14 Victory Ball (L. Tristano) [take 1] [Jan 3, 1949] 4:13

Disc 2
1 Birth of the Cool Theme (G. Evans) [Sep 4, 1948] 0:18
2 Move (D. Best) [Sep 4, 1948] 3:41
3 Why Do I Love You? (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) [Sep 4, 1948] 3:40
4 Godchild (G. Wallington) [Sep 4, 1948] 5:49
5 S'il vous Plait (W. Mourant-B. Stegmeyer) [Sep 4, 1948] 4:21
6 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) [Sep 4, 1948] 3:05
7 Hallucinations (B. Powell-M. Davis) [Budo (with voiceover)] [Sep 4, 1948] 3:23
8 Darn That Dream (E. DeLange-J. Van Heusen) [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 4:23
9 Move (D. Best) [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 4:47
10 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 3:44
11 Hallucinations (B. Powell-M. Davis) [Budo] [Sep 18, 1948 (b)] 4:20
12 52nd Street Theme (T. Monk) [Sep 25, 1948] 3:55
13 Half Nelson (M. Davis) [Sep 25, 1948] 5:41
14 You Go to My Head (H. Gillespie-J.F. Coots) [Sep 25, 1948] 5:37
15 Chasin' the Bird (C. Parker) [Sep 25, 1948] 5:41


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)

September 25, 1948
Miles Davis (tpt); Lee Konitz (as); 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); Anita O'Day (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann); Bob Garrity (ann); Unknown (ann)

January 3, 1949
J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); Fats Navarro (tpt); Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Kai Winding (tb); Charlie Parker (as); Charlie Ventura (ts); Ernie Caceres (bs); Buddy De Franco (cl); Billy Bauer (g); Lennie Tristano (p); Eddie Safranski (b); Shelly Manne (d)

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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