By Miles Davis | Arranged for Eight Cellos by David Sanford | 3′
Title: Half Nelson
Composer: Miles Davis
Arranged by: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1948/2010
Instrumentation: Eight Cellos
Format: Score + Parts
Catalogue Number: OM0312
Listen to an excerpt of Half Nelson:
Who’s playing? Matt Haimovitz + Uccello
Miles Davis’s 1948 bebop composition Half Nelson is re-cast in the style of his 1949 debut as a leader in the Birth of the Cool sessions. The head is harmonized in six parts as Gil Evans did with “Jordu”, “Boplicity” and others, with a Davis-like economical solo for the lead cello in the middle.
– David Sanford
This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ album Meeting of the Spirits. Click here to go to the album page on iTunes.