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May 2, 1952 (2 items; TT = 11:28)
Birdland, New York NY
WJZ radio broadcast (B-)
Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tpt); Jackie McLean (as); Don Elliot (vb, mellophone); Gil Coggins (p); Connie Henry (b); Connie Kay (d)

1 Confirmation (C. Parker) 5:47
2 Out of the Blue (M. Davis) 5:41

Issued as "Evans" on Ozone


1 Confirmation
12" LP: Ozone 8
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD-1000, Charly/Le Jazz CD 23, Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3

2 Out of the Blue
12" LP: Ozone 8
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD-1000, Charly/Le Jazz CD 23, Definitive Records DRCD 11164, FAP 001/3


This is Davis's first live date as a leader since the October Birdland broadcast. His All-Star group was booked at Birdland for one week, May 1-7. Two nights were broadcast on WJZ. Presumably there was more from this night, but so far this is all that has surfaced.

An All-Star group comprising J.J. Johnson, Milds Davis [sic], Milt Jackson, Zoot Sims, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke, along with Symphony Sid Torin, "New York's Greatest Disc Jockey," was booked for a week (June 30-July 6) at Cleveland's Ebony Club.

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