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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 spring and summer of 1969, including three appearances at the Village Gate: April 25-26, May 23-24, and July 29-August 10. Other dates include: Lennie's on the Turnpike, West Peabody MA (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); Miami Jai-Alai (Miami Jazz Festival) (June 27); Armstrong Stadium, Hampton VA (Hampton Jazz Festival) (June 28); Festival Field, Newport RI (Newport Jazz Festival) (July 5); Central Park, New York (Schaefer Music Festival) (July 7); Olympia Stadium, Detroit (Detroit Jazz Festival) (July 13); Memorial Auditorium, Dallas (Longhorn Jazz Festival) (July 18); Municipal Auditorium, Austin (Longhorn Jazz Festival) (July 19); Coliseum, Houston (Longhorn Jazz Festival) (July 20); Juan-les-Pins Festival, Antibes (July 25-26); Rutgers University Stadium, New Brunswick (Rutgers Jazz Festival) (July 27); Sheraton Park Hotel, French Lick (French Lick Jazz Festival) (July 31); Spectrum, Philadelphia (August 15); Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis (St. Louis Jazz Festival) (August 16); Grant Park Auditorium Theatre, Chicago (August 22); Crosley Field, Cincinnati (Ohio Jazz Festival) (August 23); Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis (Memphis Jazz Festival) (August 24).

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