Miles Ahead session details

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March 4, 1949 (8 items; TT = 13:04)
CBS-TV Studios, New York NY
WCBS-TV recording (B)
All-Star jam session
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Miles Davis (tpt); Max Kaminsky (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Will Bradley (tb); Charlie Parker (as); Joe Marsalla (cl); Unknown (b); Max Roach (d); Gordon "Specs" Powell (d); Ann Hathaway [Ann Baker] (voc); William Williams (ann)

1 Introduction (William Williams) 1:18
2 Anthropology (D. Gillespie-C. Parker) 1:22
3 Introduction (William Williams) 0:32
4 Bop City (K. Winding) 0:57

Add Winding (tb)
5 Introduction (William Williams) 0:28
6 I Get a Kick Out of You (C. Porter) 2:36

Add Hathaway (voc), Winding (tb), maybe Davis (tpt)
7 Introduction (William Williams) 1:25
8 Big Foot (incomplete) [Blues Jam #2] (C. Parker) 4:26


1 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

2 Anthropology
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

3 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

4 Bop City
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

5 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

6 I Get a Kick Out of You
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

7 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

8 Big Foot (incomplete)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)


These items were recorded for the WCBS-TV show Adventures in Jazz. Davis plays only on the "Big Foot" jam, a bop-vs.-Dixieland duel with Kaminsky. His range is impressive here, just as it is on the recordings a couple months later from the Paris Festival International de Jazz.

At the time Davis was a member of the Tadd Dameron Tentet, in the midst of a month-long engagement (February 12-March 16) at the Royal Roost on Broadway.

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