Birth of the Cool: Miles Davis' Classic Album Played Live - Jazzville
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About The Event
NOTE: This event replaces the originally scheduled Munir Hossn show.
Jazzville welcomes the return of what will be THE jazz experience of the year in Palm Springs. Hear Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool" album played live in its entirety by the New Nine jazz ensemble. Join us for this rare and unique presentation.
The album "Birth of the Cool" by Miles Davis was released in 1957 on Capitol Records. It compiles eleven tracks recorded by Davis's nonet (nine musicians) for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950, originally released on 78 rpm records.
It was a truly groundbreaking album... Miles scored an atmosphere like none other, creating a cool yet daring environment. The playing is very tight, and there isn’t one mundane song. Showcasing the development of bebop, “Birth of the Cool” is the album that jettisoned Miles Davis’ career.
Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consists of innovative arrangements influenced by classical music techniques such as polyphony, and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. These songs have been credited with starting the cool jazz movement as well as creating a new and viable alternative to bebop.
Critics found the album "charming and exciting", and the effects have been great and lasting. Several tunes from the album, such as "Israel", have gone on to become jazz standards.
Brandon Baker|alto sax Pat Sheng|bari sax Drew Ninmer|trumpet Tawnee Lillo|french horn Lindsay McMurray|trombone Andres Trujillo|tuba Corbin Jones|piano Eric Messerschmidt|bass Satoshi Kirisawa|drums
Jazzville at the Cascade Lounge offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting with plush seating. Both the casino and lounger are NON-SMOKING.
Things to know before you go:
• Must be 21 or over (strictly enforced).
• Doors open at 6pm with a 7pm showtime.
• Light menu and drinks served throughout the show.
• No refunds except for a COVID-related shutdown.
• Free covered parking in attached garage.
We cannot take cash at the door (casino policy). We can accept credit cards at the door if seats are available.
Our shows often sell out, so pick your seats today! If you ignore the seating chart, then the best available seats will be assigned to you.