Miles Ahead session details

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January 17, 1951 (6 items; TT = 18:28)
Verve Studio, New York NY
Commercial for EmArcy
Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Teddy Kotick (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Au Privave (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:37
2 Au Privave (take 3 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:41
3 She Rote (take 3) (C. Parker) 3:08
4 She Rote (take 5 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:04
5 K.C. Blues (C. Parker) 3:26
6 Star Eyes (D. Raye-G. DePaul-P. Johnston) 3:32


1 Au Privave (take 2)
78 rpm: Verve MGV-8409
12" LP: Verve MGV-8010
CD: Verve 849 393, Verve 837 142

2 Au Privave (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11087
12" LP: Verve MGV-8002, Verve MGV-8010
CD: Verve 849 393, Verve 837 142

3 She Rote (take 3)
78 rpm: Verve MGV-8409
12" LP: Verve MGV-8002, Verve MGV-8010
CD: Verve 849 393, Verve 837 142

4 She Rote (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Clef 11101
12" LP: Verve MGV-8002, Verve MGV-8010
CD: Verve 849 393, Verve 837 142

5 K.C. Blues
78 rpm: Clef 11101
12" LP: Verve MGV-8002, Verve MGV-8010
CD: Verve 849 393, Verve 837 142

6 Star Eyes
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11087
12" LP: Verve VLP-9078, Verve MGV-8010
CD: Verve 849 393, Verve 837 142


This is the first of three studio sessions that Davis participated in on this date. Rejoining Parker after more than a year since quitting his group, Davis plays well (but seems a little lost on "Au Privave" and "Star Eyes"), and the addition of Max Roach makes this session seem like even more of a reunion. Parker plays particularly well.

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