Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool

6:30 Concert Series

Wed., Nov. 29, 2017 · 6:30pm
630 Cool 2

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.

6:30 Concert Series