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Miles Ahead session details

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October 1973 (8 items; TT = 84:10)
Paul's Mall, Boston MA
Audience recording (C)

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 Ife (incomplete) (M. Davis) 6:20
2 Calypso Frelimo (with applause) (M. Davis) 29:08

Second set
3 For Dave (incomplete) [Mr. Foster] (M. Davis) 13:12

Two fragments (10:12 + 3:00), several seconds missing
4 Right Off (M. Davis) 6:05
5 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 8:45
6 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 4:38
7 Ife (M. Davis) 11:41
8 Tune in 5 (with applause) (M. Davis) 4:21

The date of this music is uncertain. The Davis Septet was booked for several nights at Paul's Mall in mid-October 1973. One set from October 17 has been issued on JMY ME-6403. My guess is that these sets took place before the October 17 date but after the recording sessions for Liebman's Lookout Farm, which took place at Generation Sound Studios in New York on October 10-11.

Although these shows have circulated for years with the venue as the Jazz Workshop, according to Jim Rose, a member of the Davis entourage from 1972 on, the venue was Paul's Mall.

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