The Davis Quintet was the musical guest on the November 17th Tonight Show
with Steve Allen. At this point in time the show was broadcast from the Hudson Theater
on the west side of Broadway. During this time the Quintet was booked at the Basin
Street Club for two nights, November 18-19 (Saturday-Sunday). So my guess is that
the correct date and venue for this music is November 17, 1955, Hudson Theater,
Coltrane joined the Davis Quintet in late September at the Club Las Vegas in Baltimore.
For the rest of the year they were quite busy: Club Las Vegas, Baltimore; (September
27-October 2); Blue Bird Inn, Detroit (possibly October 4-9); Birdland, New York
(October 13-16); Carnegie Hall, New York (Saturday, October 15, 8:30pm); Andy's
Log Cabin, Gloucester Heights, NJ (October 17); Jazzarama, Boston (October 27-November
6); Cotton Club, Cleveland (November 7-13); Hudson Theatre, New York (Tonight Show,
November 17); Basin Street, New York (November 18-19); Olivia's Patio Lounge, Washington
DC (November 21-26); Blue Note, Philadelphia (December 5-10); Birdland Show Lounge,
Chicago (December 21-January 1, 1956).
According to Lewis Porter and Steve Allen, the videotape of this broadcast was destroyed
by NBC, so only the audio survives. Thanks to Chris DeVito for his careful research