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2.24 // Byron Colborn Nonet – Birth of the Cool @ Daunte Club
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Birth of the Cool is a compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released in 1957 on Capitol Records. It compiles eleven songs recorded by Davis’s nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950. Featuring unusual instrumentation and several notable musicians, the music consisted of innovative arrangements strongly inspired by classical music and marked a major development in post-bebop jazz. As the title implies, these recordings are considered seminal in the history of cool jazz.”
“Musically, the songs on Birth of the Cool stand as an important reaction to the prominent bebop form in contemporary jazz inspiring a whole school of jazz musicians, particularly in California in what is usually referred to as “West Coast jazz” or the “cool school.”
Byron Colborn has performed this compilation of music previously using his quintet. This time he has arranged the nonet (9 -piece), and features some of Sacramento’s greatest musicians, recapturing the implementation as originally arranged by Miles Davis. With. Aaron Smith – Trumpet, Levi Saelua – Alto Saxophone, Brandon Au – Trombone, Byron Colborn – Baritone Saxophone ,Stephen Bingen Jr. – French Horn, Benwar Shepard – Tuba, Sterling Cozza – Piano
Benjamin Kopf – Bass, and Jim Frink – Drums