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70th-Anniversary Edition of Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool Out May 17

The vinyl and digital set compiles all of the 1949-50 Davis nonet's studio and live recordings

The Complete Birth of the Cool is being re-released on May 17.

Birth of the Cool, the landmark collection by Miles Davis’ short-lived yet hugely influential nonet, is being re-released in honor of the 70th anniversary of its recording.

Featuring Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Max Roach, John Lewis, Gil Evans, and a then 22-year-old Davis, The Complete Birth of the Cool is a collection of every studio and live recording by the group.

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