The 1957 album Birth of the Cool was the result of a creative collaboration between then up-and-coming trumpeter Miles Davis and innovative arranger Gil Evans. Drawing upon the influences of bebop and European impressionism and scored for an unusual instrumental nonet, this re-cording imagined a new future for jazz. An ensemble of UWGB music faculty and friends will recreate the album live from the restored manuscript. Historian Clif Ganyard will introduce the concert.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017 · 6:30pm Free