Miles Davis: Move

Track

Move

Group

Miles Davis Nonet

CD

Birth of the Cool (Capitol Jazz RVG Edition 30117)

Buy Track

Musicians:

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 Denzil Best. Arranged by John Lewis

.

Recorded: New York, January 21, 1949

Albumcovermilesdavis-birthofthecool

Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Written by drummer Denzil Best, this is one of the Birth of the Cool arrangements that could be naturally opened up for solos, and Miles, Konitz and Roach deliver. Arranger John Lewis writes driving musical figures with economy of orchestration, and it says a great deal about Collins and Barber that they could play such exciting musical lines on instruments that "spoke" slowly one of the challenges this ensemble had to rise above. That they did it so well is a testament to the excellence of these musicians.

Reviewer: Jeff Sultanof

Tags: · ·


Comments are closed.