Birth Of The Cool Sessions

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High-angle view of the Miles Davis nonet in a recording studio at Capitol Records for the sessions that were released as ‘Birth of the Cool,’ New York, New York, January 21, 1949. Pictured are, clockwise from left, Bill Barber (1920 – 2007), Junior Collins, Kai Winding (1922 – 1983), Max Roach (1924 – 2007) (obscured behid screen), Al Haig (1924 – 1982) (at piano), Joe Shulman (1923 – 1957) (standing at rear), Miles Davis (1926 – 1991), Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan (1927 – 1996).
Photo: Frank Driggs Collection/Getty Images
Jan 21, 1949

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