With help from the likes of Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, and Miles Davis, 1959 was where Jazz started taking shape and finding its feet, and the journey from there is such a glorious adventure awash with the sound of celebration that should you ever have the opportunity, grab it with both hands and run, don’t walk.
Miles Davis’ Music From and Inspired By ‘Birth Of The Cool’ (Legacy Recordings) is more than a mere soundtrack – it is a celebration of one of the greatest musical and artistic minds of all time, and it is astounding.
The name alone immediately invokes thoughts of incredible jazz from an eccentric, larger than life personality. Miles Davis is synonymous with jazz music and had an important role in shaping the genre as a whole. I feel however that Davis’ music is not only for jazz fans; it truly transcends genres and appeals to millions of people worldwide.