Miles Ahead session details

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September 29, 1951 (3 items; TT = 20:39)
Birdland, New York NY
WJZ radio broadcast (C+)
Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tpt); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (ts); George "Big Nick" Nicholas (ts); Billy Taylor (p); Charles Mingus (b); Art Blakey (d)

1 Move (D. Best) 6:22

Issued as "Mod" on Ozone
2 The Squirrel (T. Dameron) 8:43
3 Lady Bird (T. Dameron) 5:34


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


Davis was nearing the bottom with his heroin addiction, but he still does a nice job with "Move" and "Lady Bird"; on both of these numbers Eddie Davis and Nicholas have some nice two-saxophone exchanges. Mingus was in New York looking for work, having quit the Red Norvo Trio.

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