Miles Davis Birth of the Cool

Historical background At the beginning of the 1940s the American scene was dominated by¬†Swing¬†music which had been reduced largely to a formula which resulted in often stereotyped and insipid dance music. Then, in the mid-forties, had come the revolutionary music, Bebop, pioneered by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie who, with their emphasis on viloent rhythms […]