Miles Ahead session details

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June 2, 1951 (4 items; TT = 21:11)
Birdland, New York NY
WJZ radio broadcast (C+)
Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tpt); J.J. Johnson (tb); Sonny Rollins (ts); Kenny Drew (p); Tommy Potter (b); Art Blakey (d)

1 Move (D. Best) 6:15

Issued as "Moo" on Session Disc and Ozone
2 Half Nelson (M. Davis) 7:35

Issued as "Half Nelson Two" on Session Disc
3 Down (M. Davis) 7:17

Issued as "The Blues" on Session Disc and as "Mick's Blues" on Ozone
4 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (incomplete) (L. Young) 0:04

Not listed on all issues


1 Move
12" LP: Ozone 7, Beppo BEP-501, Session Disc 102
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD 124, Charly/Le Jazz CD 23, Definitive Records DRCD 11164, Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225, FAP 001/3

2 Half Nelson
12" LP: Ozone 7, Beppo BEP-501, Session Disc 102
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD 124, Charly/Le Jazz CD 23, Definitive Records DRCD 11164, Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225, FAP 001/3

3 Down
12" LP: Ozone 7, Beppo BEP-501, Session Disc 102
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD 124, Charly/Le Jazz CD 23, Definitive Records DRCD 11164, Blue Note B2-41779, Toshiba TOCJ-66225, FAP 001/3

4 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (incomplete)
12" LP: Ozone 7, Beppo BEP-501, Session Disc 102
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD 124, Charly/Le Jazz CD 23, Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3


The ensembles on these numbers are very ragged, and Davis botches his entry at the end of "Move"; but there are some fine solos here, especially by Sonny Rollins. There was probably at least one more tune performed on this set, but so far this is all that has surfaced. No between-tune patter by Symphony Sid, unfortunately.

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