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Miles Ahead session details

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May-June 1969 (5 items; TT = 43:48)
Village Gate Club, New York NY
Audience recording (B)

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack De Johnette (d)

1 Introduction 0:07
2 This (C. Corea) 8:17
3 Footprints (W. Shorter) 15:32
4 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 15:32
5 'Round Midnight (incomplete) (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 4:20


The date of this set is uncertain. Corea, Holland, and De Johnette were in Bell Sound Studios on May 11-13 to record the music released on Corea's Is (Solid State SS 18055) and Sundance (Groove Merchant GM 2202).

The Quintet was busy throughout the first half of 1969, and there were three dates at the Village Gate: April 25-26, May 23-24, and July 29-August 10. During this time other engagements included the Duffy's Backstage, Rochester (February 25-March 2); Cellar Door, Washington (March 10-15); SUNY-Stony Brook Gymnasium (March 21); Lennie's on the Turnpike, West Peabody (May 5-11); Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 11); Plugged Nickel Club, Chicago (June 4-14); Blue Coronet Club, Brooklyn (June 21-29); Morgan State Jazz Festival, Baltimore (June 22); Newport Festival (July 5); Central Park, New York (July 7); Memorial Auditorium, Dallas (July 18); Juan-les-Pins Festival, Antibes (July 25-26); Rutgers University Stadium, New Brunswick (July 27); Sheraton Park Hotel, French Lick (French Lick Jazz Festival) (July 31); The Spectrum, Philadelphia (August 15); Grant Park Theatre, Chicago (August 22); Crosley Field, Cincinnati (Ohio Jazz Festival) (August 23).

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