Miles Ahead session details

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May 16, 1953 (9 items; TT = 26:42)
Birdland, New York NY
WABC radio broadcast (C+)
Miles Davis All-Stars
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Miles Davis (tpt); Sahib Shihab [Edmund Gregory] (bs); Wade Legge (p); Lou Hackney (b); Al Jones (d); Candido Camero (cga); Joe Carroll (voc); Bob Garrity (ann)

1 Introduction (Bob Garrity) 0:28
2 Move (D. Best) 5:35
3 Introduction (Bob Garrity) 0:34
4 Tenderly (W. Gross-J. Lawrence) 4:40
5 Introduction (Bob Garrity) 0:17
6 A Night in Tunisia (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 6:08

Add Candido (cga)
7 Introduction (Bob Garrity) 0:23
8 Dig (M. Davis) 3:45

Add Candido (cga)
9 I Got Rhythm (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:52

Add Carroll (voc)


1 Introduction (Bob Garrity)
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

2 Move
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

3 Introduction (Bob Garrity)
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

4 Tenderly
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

5 Introduction (Bob Garrity)
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

6 A Night in Tunisia
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

7 Introduction (Bob Garrity)
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

8 Dig
CD: Charly/Le Jazz CD 45, FAP 001/3

9 I Got Rhythm
12" LP: Chakra TH-100MD, Bopera 2-100, Jazzbird JAZ 2005
CD: Black Label BLCD 8027, Music Trax MTI 9017, FAP 001/3


The Charlie Parker Quartet, the Dizzy Gillespie Group, and the Bud Powell Trio were all booked at Birdland May 16-26; Parker remained (opposite Ella Fitzgerald) through June 3. Davis replaced Gillespie on this night (Gillespie was probably still in Toronto where he'd taken part in the Massey Hall concert with Parker, Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach). Davis joined Gillespie as a second trumpet one week later (May 23).

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