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Free Birth of the Cool Listening Session, Talk in NYC on July 18

The event at Jazz at Lincoln Center is free and open to the public

Gil Evans and Miles Davis

Listen to the music of Birth of the Cool, the landmark album by Miles Davis’ massively influential nonet, for free on Thursday, July 18 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

First, composer, arranger, and producer Ryan Truesdell will discuss the history behind the iconic album. Then a nonet of New York musicians will perform the music—composed by Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis, Gil Evans, and others—that completely changed the future of jazz composition and arranging.

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