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Miles Ahead session details

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May 3, 1975 (8 items; TT = 72:44)
Paul's Mall, Boston MA
Audience recording (B-)

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sam Morrison (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 Band warming up 5:55
2 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 8:47
3 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 5:20

"Willie Nelson" vamp from 3:38-4:21
4 Ife (with applause) (M. Davis) 14:24

Second set
5 Band warming up 0:33
6 Three Blind Mice (Anonymous) 9:35
7 For Dave [Mr. Foster] (M. Davis) 11:28
8 Funk (with applause) [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 16:42


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"Three Blind Mice" may be a stripped-down version of "Calypso Frelimo" (it's in the same key). It was played at Paul's Mall in July 1974.

Davis's re-formed Septet resumed touring after he recovered from throat surgery in April, but his health continued to deteriorate: Paul's Mall, Boston (April 28-May 3); Just Jazz, Philadelphia (May 12-17); Oakland University, Rochester MI (May 24); Bottom Line Club, New York (June 10-12); Avery Fisher Hall, New York (July 1); Central Park, New York (September 5). An October date at Keystone Korner in San Francisco was canceled, and Davis underwent hip replacement surgery in December.

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