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Miles Ahead session details

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December 17, 1947 (16 items; TT = 42:17)
WOR Studios, New York NY
Commercial for Dial

Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Charlie Parker (as); Irving "Duke" Jordan (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Drifting on a Reed (take 2) [Big Foot] (C. Parker) 2:55
2 Drifting on a Reed (take 4) [Big Foot] (C. Parker) 2:52
3 Drifting on a Reed (take 5 (master)) [Big Foot] (C. Parker) 2:51
4 Quasimodo (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:53
5 Quasimodo (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:52
6 Charlie's Wig (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:45
7 Charlie's Wig (take 4) (C. Parker) 2:45
8 Charlie's Wig (take 5 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:41
9 Bongo Beep (take 2) [Dexterity] (C. Parker) 2:56
10 Bongo Beep (take 3 (master)) [Bird Feathers] (C. Parker) 2:56
11 Crazeology (take 1 (inc)) (B. Harris) 0:59
12 Crazeology (take 2 (inc)) (B. Harris) 0:32
13 Crazeology (take 3) (B. Harris) 2:56
14 Crazeology (take 4 (master)) (B. Harris) 2:57
15 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 1 (master)) (I. Berlin) 3:22
16 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 2) (I. Berlin) 3:05


1 Drifting on a Reed (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1056
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

2 Drifting on a Reed (take 4)
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

3 Drifting on a Reed (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1043
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

4 Quasimodo (take 1)
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

5 Quasimodo (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1019
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

6 Charlie's Wig (take 2)
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

7 Charlie's Wig (take 4)
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

8 Charlie's Wig (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1040
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

9 Bongo Beep (take 2)
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

10 Bongo Beep (take 3 (master))
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

11 Crazeology (take 1 (inc))
78 rpm: Dial 1034
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

12 Crazeology (take 2 (inc))
78 rpm: Dial 1034
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

13 Crazeology (take 3)
78 rpm: Dial 1034
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

14 Crazeology (take 4 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1034; Dial 1055
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

15 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1055
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152

16 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 2)
12" LP: Spotlite 106, EMI ITJ-5006
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Toshiba TOCJ 6201/4, Toshiba/Spotlite TOCJ 0001/10, Mosaic MD9-260, Definitive Records DRCD 11152


This is the last of three late-1947 Dial studio sessions scheduled before the American Federation of Musicians recording ban, which went into effect January 1, 1948 and extended through November. Ross Russell was absent from the studio on this date, but the session went off without incident.

Dial 1034 includes takes 1-3 of "Crazeology" on one side, and take 4 on the other side.

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