Blue Room, Sutton Hall
Enjoy a night of live jazz as members of the IUP Department of Music
perform the music from the critically acclaimed compilation album of
American jazz great Miles Davis.
Released in 1957, Birth
of the Cool compiles eleven tracks recorded by Davis’s nonet for the
label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950. Featuring
unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music
consisted of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music
techniques such as polyphony and marked a major development in
As the title suggests, these recordings
are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz. Most of them were
originally released in the 10-inch 78-rpm format and are all
approximately three minutes long.
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