Miles Ahead session details

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April 22, 1949 (4 items; TT = 11:34)
WOR Studios, New York NY
Commercial for Capitol
Miles Davis Nonet

Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Sandy Siegelstein (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Nelson Boyd (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

1 Venus de Milo (G. Mulligan) 3:10

Arranged by Gerry Mulligan
2 Rouge (J. Lewis) 3:11

Arranged by John Lewis
3 Boplicity (M. Davis-G. Evans) 2:59

Arranged by Gil Evans
4 Israel (J. Carisi) 2:14

Arranged by John Carisi


1 Venus de Milo
78 rpm: Capitol 7-1221
45 rpm: Capitol EAP 1-459
10" LP: Capitol H-459
12" LP: Capitol T 762, Capitol DT 1974, Capitol CAPS 1024, Capitol M 11026, Classic Records T762 (180 gram), Classic Records ACAP 762Q (200 gram), Toshiba ECJ-50050
CD: Toshiba TOCJ-5301, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159, Capitol CDP 30117

2 Rouge
45 rpm: Capitol EAP 2-459
10" LP: Capitol H-459
12" LP: Capitol T 762, Capitol DT 1974, Capitol CAPS 1024, Capitol M 11026, Classic Records T762 (180 gram), Classic Records ACAP 762Q (200 gram), Toshiba ECJ-50050
CD: Toshiba TOCJ-5301, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159, Capitol CDP 30117

3 Boplicity
78 rpm: Capitol 57-60011
45 rpm: Capitol EAP 3-459
12" LP: Capitol T 762, Capitol DT 1974, Capitol CAPS 1024, Capitol M 11026, Classic Records T762 (180 gram), Classic Records ACAP 762Q (200 gram), Toshiba ECJ-50050
CD: Toshiba TOCJ-5301, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159, Capitol CDP 30117

4 Israel
78 rpm: Capitol 57-60011
45 rpm: Capitol EAP 2-459
10" LP: Capitol H-459
12" LP: Capitol T 762, Capitol DT 1974, Capitol CAPS 1024, Capitol M 11026, Classic Records T762 (180 gram), Classic Records ACAP 762Q (200 gram), Toshiba ECJ-50050
CD: Toshiba TOCJ-5301, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159, Capitol CDP 30117


This is the second of three Capitol studio sessions with the Davis Nonet, which had long since stopped working as a regular group. Perhaps the group would have been recorded earlier if the American Federation of Musicians recording ban had not been in effect.

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