Miles Ahead session details

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December 24, 1949 (6 items; TT = 21:12)
Carnegie Hall, New York NY
Voice of America (VOA) broadcast (B)
Stars of Modern Jazz
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Miles Davis (tpt); Bennie Green (tb); Sonny Stitt (as); Serge Chaloff (bs); Earl "Bud" Powell (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:39
2 All God's Children Got Rhythm (W. Jurmann-B. Kaper-G. Kahn) 2:54
3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:38
4 Move (D. Best) 5:34
5 Hot House (T. Dameron) 7:54

During the applause (7:46) one of the musicians calls for "How High the Moon."
6 Ornithology (incomplete) (C. Parker-B. Harris) 3:33

Cut off in the middle of Stitt's solo


1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: IAJRC 20
CD: Jass CD-16

2 All God's Children Got Rhythm
12" LP: IAJRC 20
CD: Jass CD-16

3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: IAJRC 20
CD: Jass CD-16

4 Move
12" LP: IAJRC 20
CD: Jass CD-16

5 Hot House
12" LP: IAJRC 20
CD: Jass CD-16

6 Ornithology (incomplete)
12" LP: IAJRC 20
CD: Jass CD-16


Davis, Green, Stitt, and Chaloff (billed as "The Stars of Modern Jazz") joined the Bud Powell Trio, Sarah Vaughan, the Lennie Tristano Sextet, the Stan Getz-Kai Winding group, and the Charlie Parker Quintet for a Christmas Eve late-night concert. (The bulk of the concert is on the Jass CD.)

From mid-November through December 10 Davis was booked along with Anita O'Day at the Hi-Note Club on the north side of Chicago; he was backed by Eddie Baker (p), Bob Peterson (b), and Hal Russell (d, vb).

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