Miles Ahead session details

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May 19, 1950 (7 items; TT = 21:23)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Sarah Vaughan with Jimmy Jones Band

Miles Davis (tpt); Bennie Green (tb); Budd Johnson (ts); Tony Scott (cl); Mundell Lowe (g); Jimmy Jones (p); Billy "Pickles" Taylor, Jr. (b); J.C. Heard (d); Sarah Vaughan (voc)

1 Mean to Me (take 1) (R. Turk-F. Ahlert) 2:48
2 Mean to Me (take 2) (R. Turk-F. Ahlert) 2:52
3 Come Rain or Come Shine (take 1) (H. Arlen-J. Mercer) 3:22
4 Come Rain or Come Shine (take 2) (H. Arlen-J. Mercer) 3:32
5 Nice Work if You Can Get It (take 4) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 2:34
6 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (take 3) (B. Bowman) 3:09
7 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (take 5) (B. Bowman) 3:06


1 Mean to Me (take 1)
12" LP: CBS (F) 65392
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

2 Mean to Me (take 2)
78 rpm: Columbia 38999
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160

3 Come Rain or Come Shine (take 1)
78 rpm: Columbia 38998
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160

4 Come Rain or Come Shine (take 2)
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

5 Nice Work if You Can Get It (take 4)
78 rpm: Columbia 38997
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160

6 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (take 3)
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

7 East of the Sun (And West of the Moon) (take 5)
78 rpm: Columbia 38996
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160


Davis has a nice bridge on "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and his playing is elegant throughout, but he's on a pretty short lead on both sessions with the Vaughan/Jones group.

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