Who decided that I should review every CD I own, by genre, alphabetically?
I did. Because I'm that kind of guy.
"Birth of the Cool is such a great album title, I’m astounded that no one picked it before. Then I remember that this was recorded in 1949-1950 (not released until nearly ten years later), which makes it one of the oldest pieces I own and regularly listen to. At the time, Davis had a nonet, which is the largest group he ever led. In 1949, people had nonets. Jazz was still orchestral music then."