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February 17, 1951 (10 items; TT = 30:37)
Birdland, New York NY
WJZ radio broadcast (C+)
Miles Davis All-Stars
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Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Sonny Rollins (ts); Kenny Drew (p); Tommy Potter (b); Art Blakey (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (voiceover begins at 0:13) (L. Young) 0:59
2 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:49
3 Evance [Out of the Blue] (M. Davis) 5:53
4 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:41
5 Half Nelson (M. Davis) 7:41
6 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 1:17
7 Tempus Fugit (B. Powell) 6:45
8 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:43
9 Move (D. Best) 5:44
10 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (incomplete) (L. Young) 0:05


2 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225

3 Evance
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225

5 Half Nelson
CD: Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225

7 Tempus Fugit
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225


The Miles Davis All-Stars were booked for one week at Birdland, February 15-21 (Thursday-Wednesday). It was during this engagement that Jackie McLean made his debut with Davis, and there's an often-repeated story that he was so nervous that he ran off the bandstand one night, only to throw up on the way to the men's room.

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