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Miles Ahead session details

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June 28, 1973 (5 items; TT = 57:11)
Chimin Hall, Fukuoka (Japan)
Audience recording (B-)

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

First set
1 Black Satin (incomplete) (M. Davis) 10:18

Second set
2 Band warming up 0:05
3 Ife (M. Davis) 27:14
4 Agharta Prelude (M. Davis) 13:14
5 Zimbabwe (incomplete) (M. Davis) 6:20

The Davis Septet may have played two concerts in Fukuoka on this date. A typical Davis concert on this tour consisted of two sets, with a long "Ife" beginning the second set. So although tapes of this music have the incomplete "Black Satin" after "Zimbabwe," I suspect that "Black Satin" is from the first set, while the remainder of the music is a nearly complete second set. (Thanks to Pete Pablo for help with this music.)

Lonnie Smith, Khalil Balakrishna, and Badal Roy left in May, and Davis took over the keyboard duties himself. The new Davis Septet embarked on a tour of Japan in June, and Europe in July. The itinerary for the Japanese tour was as follows:

June 16 (Sat): Sapporo Koseinenkinkaikan Hall (6:30 pm)
June 19 (Tue): Tokyo Koseinenkinkaikan Hall (7:00 pm)
June 20 (Wed): Tokyo Koseinenkinkaikan Hall (7:00 pm)
June 22 (Fri): Tokyo Koseinenkinkaikan Hall (7:00 pm)
June 23 (Sat): Nagoya Shiminkaikan (Nagoya civic auditorium) (6:30 pm)
June 25 (Mon): Kyoto Hall (6:30 pm)
June 28 (Thu): Fukuoka Shiminkaikan (Fukuoka civic auditorium) (6:30 pm)
June 29 (Fri): Hiroshima Yubin-Chokin Hall (6:30 pm)
June 30 (Sat): Osaka Festival Hall (two shows, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
July 1 (Sun): Kanazawa City Kankokaikan Hall (6:30 pm
July 3 (Tue): Niigata Kenminkaikann (6:30 pm)

Thanks to Eric Jooris for providing me with a copy of the concert program, and to Tom Yamaguchi for translating the schedule for me.

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