Miles Ahead session details

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May 3, 1952 (4 items; TT = 23:05)
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 Wee Dot (J.J. Johnson) 6:19
2 The Chase (T. Dameron) 6:17
3 It Could Happen to You (J. Burke-J. Van Heusen) 4:42
4 Out of the Blue (M. Davis) 5:47

Issued as "Opmet" on Ozone


1 Wee Dot
12" LP: Ozone 8
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD-1000, Definitive Records DRCD 11164

2 The Chase
12" LP: Rarelp 08, Ozone 8
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD-1000, Definitive Records DRCD 11164

3 It Could Happen to You
12" LP: Ozone 8
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD-1000, Definitive Records DRCD 11164

4 Out of the Blue
12" LP: Rarelp 08, Ozone 8
CD: Fresh Sound FSCD-1000, Definitive Records DRCD 11164


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. Aside from the between-tune announcements, this is probably the entire set performed on this night. After the Birdland engagement, Davis took a group into Blue Note studios for the first of three studio dates.

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