Miles Davis: Budo




Miles Davis Nonet


Birth of the Cool (Capitol Jazz RVG Edition 30117)

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Miles Davis (trumpet), Kai Winding (trombone), Lee Konitz (alto sax), Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax), Max Roach (drums),

Addison “Junior” Collins (French horn), Bill Barber (tuba), Al Haig (piano), Joe Shulman (bass)


Composed by Bud Powell and Miles Davis. Arranged by John Lewis


Recorded: New York, January 21, 1949


Rating: 94/100 (learn more)

Pronounced Bud-o and not Boo-do, this composition is also known under the title "Hallucinations." After a series of rhythmic parallel dissonant chords interspersed with fills by Roach, the ensemble plays one of the most boppish pieces in the BOTC repertoire. Even though the ensemble playing is a bit sloppy at times, this track is certainly exciting. Davis, Mulligan, Konitz, Winding and Roach are featured.

Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof

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