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September 15, 1956 (3 items; TT = 12:57)
Café Bohemia, New York NY
Mutual Network radio broadcast (B)
Miles Davis Quintet
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Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d); Guy Wallace (ann)

1 Theme and Introduction (Guy Wallace) 2:01
2 Well, You Needn't (T. Monk) 5:52
3 It Never Entered My Mind (Coltrane out) (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 5:04


1 Theme and Introduction (Guy Wallace)
CD: Domino 891221

2 Well, You Needn't
CD: Domino 891221

3 It Never Entered My Mind (Coltrane out)
CD: Domino 891221


This is from Mutual's Bandstand USA, which was broadcast live on Saturday nights beginning in 1956.

Garland like to quote "Country Gardens" during his solo on "It Never Entered My Mind" -- listen here at 3:47-3:57, where the allusion elicits laughs from the audience, and compare his solo from the Prestige session, May 11, 1956 (3:58-4:06), or the earlier solo from Pasadena Civic Auditorium, February 18, 1956 (at 3:47-3:57), where the allusion elicits laughs from the audience.

In the time between Davis's last two Prestige sessions (May 11 and October 26), and during which he was actively recording for Columbia, the Quintet maintained a busy touring schedule: Café Bohemia, New York (May 3-9 and May 25-June 10; Blue Note, Philadelphia (June 11-16); Crown Propeller Lounge, Chicago (June 19-July 8); Graystone Ballroom, Detroit (Monday, July 9); Peacock Alley, St. Louis (July 13-21); Rouge Lounge, Detroit (July 24-29, probably canceled); Café Bohemia, New York (September 7-29); Storyville, Boston (October 1-7); Café Bohemia, New York (October 15-29)

Soon after the second marathon Prestige session (October 26), Davis put the Quintet on hold for a month while he participated in the "Birdland All-Stars in Europe" tour.

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