Miles Ahead session details

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September 18, 1948 (16 items; TT = 28:24)
Harris Smith Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Savoy
Charlie Parker All-Stars
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Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Barbados (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:36
2 Barbados (take 2) (C. Parker) 0:44
3 Barbados (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:33
4 Barbados (take 4) (C. Parker) 2:27
5 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:36
6 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:52
7 Constellation (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:23
8 Constellation (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:30
9 Constellation (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:05
10 Constellation (take 4) (C. Parker) 0:21
11 Constellation (take 5) (C. Parker) 2:26
12 Parker's Mood (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:04
13 Parker's Mood (take 2) (C. Parker) 3:23
14 Parker's Mood (take 3) (C. Parker) 0:11
15 Parker's Mood (take 4) (C. Parker) 2:12
16 Parker's Mood (take 5) (C. Parker) 3:01


1 Barbados (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1107, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

2 Barbados (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1107, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

3 Barbados (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

4 Barbados (take 4)
78 rpm: Savoy 936
12" LP: Savoy MG 12014, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0104, Nippon Columbia COCY-78265, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

5 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

6 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 2)
78 rpm: Savoy 939
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

7 Constellation (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

8 Constellation (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

9 Constellation (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

10 Constellation (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

11 Constellation (take 5)
78 rpm: Savoy 939
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

12 Parker's Mood (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

13 Parker's Mood (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

14 Parker's Mood (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

15 Parker's Mood (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

16 Parker's Mood (take 5)
78 rpm: Savoy 936
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403


Davis is out on all takes of "Parker's Mood."

This was a very busy time for Davis. His Nonet was finishing a two-week gig at the Royal Roost, and his All-Star Quintet (a subset of the Nonet featuring Lee Konitz and John Lewis) was about to start another week at the Roost. During this time he participated in this Savoy session with Parker's Quintet, and another Savoy session less than a week later (September 24). Both sessions were scheduled despite the American Federation of Musicians recording ban, which did not end until November.

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