5 thoughts on “Birth of the Cool, revisited.

  1. A melodic riff in the key of C.

    As an aside (quite far) the Davis nonet’s first recording session for what later became B of C was just a couple of days before I was born in 1949 (which, in contrast, had nothing whatsoever to do with cool).

  2. The combination of delicacy (color treatment/handling, your daughter’s features, details) and those very cool shades makes this not only another “Birth of the Cool” but also “Life of the Cool”. This would/will make great cover art if she ever releases her own musical recording. Or, of course, it could be in the book. Or both. Wonderful.

  3. I like this–very much a “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” sort of theme to it (though probably not an age-appropriate reference…)


    I’m just impressed you managed to keep your reflection out of the glasses!


  4. Wonderful threedimensional and very natural skintones- well done master Peter, well done! The girlishness disappears behind (too) big cool glasses and cast a light on a growing up beautiful young lady, your beloved daughter-also well done 🙂

  5. Dudes and Dudettes: the sunglasses are mine.

    Mark, I knew you’d try to find it, but my image never appears on reflective surfaces.

    Karen, that “book” to which you refer…. it doesn’t exist 🙂 perhaps then the album cover might see the light of day.

    Greg, the events (your birth, the Miles Davis sessions that preceded it), it’s all connected man! Play the music backwards, and you’ll find the answers you seek.

    Andreas, the M9 for skin tones – perfection. Where are those Kodak guys that worked on developing this sensor? They need to be brought back into the fold.

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