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December 8, 1956 (4 items; TT = 13:14)
Blue Note Club, Philadelphia PA
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) 2:20
2 Tune Up (M. Davis) 4:24
3 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 5:22
4 Closing announcement (Guy Wallace) 1:08


2 Tune Up
12" LP: Teppa 76, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8039
CD: Prestige PRCD4-4444, Yadeon 502, Golden Age of Jazz JZCD 314, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ-10206

3 Walkin'
12" LP: Teppa 76, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8039
CD: Prestige PRCD4-4444, Yadeon 502, Golden Age of Jazz JZCD 314, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ-10206


This set was part of a Mutual Network Bandstand USA broadcast. This session is often dated one year earlier (December 8, 1955), but this is wrong. Bandstand USA was broadcast live on Saturday nights beginning in 1956. As Wallace's announcement makes clear, the usual format was to include several short sets by various acts at different clubs in the eastern U.S. This particular evening's show featured Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Max Roach, and Count Basie in addition to the Davis Quintet.

After returning from the Birdland All-Stars European Tour, Davis took the Quintet back on the road: Blue Note, Philadelphia (December 3-8); Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (Wednesday, December 12, 8:15 pm); DePaul University (Tuesday, December 18, 8:00 pm), Fourth Annual Jazz Festival); Crown Propeller Lounge, Chicago (December 21-27).

There is apparently another Bandstand USA broadcast from this period -- from October 6 from Storyville in Boston -- but I have not heard it and don't know which titles are supposed to have been recorded.

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