Miles Davis: Darn That Dream
Darn That Dream
Miles Davis Nonet
Birth of the Cool (Capitol Jazz RVG Edition 30117)
Kenny Hagood (vocals), Gunther Schuller (French horn), Bill Barber (tuba), Al McKibbon (bass).
Composed by Eddie DeLange & Jimmy Van Heusen. Arranged by Gerry Mulligan.
Recorded: New York, March 9, 1950
Rating: 70/100 (learn more)
The only real "dog" in the Birth of the Cool catalog, this track remained unavailable for many years until it was finally dug out of the vault in 1972 for a "complete" LP release in Holland. Singer Kenny Hagood is not at his best, and the ensemble playing of Gerry Mulligan's indifferent score is lackluster and tired. It is a real pity that Mulligan's "Joost at the Roost" was not recorded instead.
Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof