Miles Ahead session details

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May 23, 1957 (11 items; TT = 50:56)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra
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Miles Davis (flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Taft Jordan (tpt); Johnny Carisi (tpt); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Joe Bennett (tb); Tom Mitchell (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Jimmy Buffington (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Romeo Penque (fl, cl, bcl, oboe); Sid Cooper (fl, cl); Lee Konitz (as); Danny Bank (bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

1 New Rhumba (take 2) (A. Jamal) 4:38
2 New Rhumba (take 5) (A. Jamal) 4:40
3 New Rhumba (master (takes 11/12)) (A. Jamal) 4:37
4 Blues for Pablo (take 1) (G. Evans) 5:24
5 Blues for Pablo (master (take 4)) (G. Evans) 5:19
6 Blues for Pablo (rehearsal) (G. Evans) 5:55
7 Springsville (rehearsal) (J. Carisi) 6:58
8 Springsville (master) (J. Carisi) 3:27

Unknown pianist audible at beginning (Evans?). The issued version includes an overdubbed tpt solo from August 22
9 Studio chatter 0:05
10 Springsville (take 5) (J. Carisi) 3:32
11 Springsville (rehearsal) (J. Carisi) 2:29
12 Studio chatter 0:19
13 Springsville (take 8) (J. Carisi) 3:33

Without overdubs


1 New Rhumba (take 2)
12" LP: Columbia CJ 40784, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40784, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

2 New Rhumba (take 5)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

3 New Rhumba (master (takes 11/12))
12" LP: Columbia CL 1041 (= CS 8633), Sony 88765 41386-1, Nippon Columbia YS-304, CBS/Sony SONP 50147, CBS/Sony SOPL 152, CBS/Sony 18AP 2053, CBS/Sony 23AP 2553, CBS/Sony 25AP 752, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 53225, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia C2K 85475, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 511, Sony SRCS 5697, Sony SRCS 9106, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9703, Sony SRCS 2493/4, Sony SRGS 4543, Sony SICP 811, Sony SICP 1202, Sony SICP 20052

4 Blues for Pablo (take 1)
12" LP: Columbia CJ 40784, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40784, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9703, Sony SRGS 4543, Sony SICP 811, Sony SICP 1202, Sony SICP 20052

5 Blues for Pablo (master (take 4))
12" LP: Columbia CL 1041 (= CS 8633), Sony 88765 41386-1, Columbia C5X 45000, Nippon Columbia YS-304, CBS/Sony SONP 50147, CBS/Sony SOPL 152, CBS/Sony 18AP 2053, CBS/Sony 23AP 2553, CBS/Sony 25AP 752, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 53225, Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia CK 61405, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 511, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SRCS 5697, Sony SRCS 6841, Sony SRCS 7218, Sony SRCS 9106, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9703, Sony SRGS 4543, Sony SICP 811, Sony SICP 1202, Sony SICP 20052

6 Blues for Pablo (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

7 Springsville (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

8 Springsville (master)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1041 (= CS 8633), Sony 88765 41386-1, Nippon Columbia YS-304, CBS/Sony SONP 50147, CBS/Sony SOPL 152, CBS/Sony 18AP 2053, CBS/Sony 23AP 2553, CBS/Sony 25AP 752, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 53225, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia CK 64616, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 511, Sony SRCS 5697, Sony SRCS 9106, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9703, Sony SRGS 4543, Sony SICP 811, Sony SICP 1202, Sony SICP 20052

9 Studio chatter
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164

10 Springsville (take 5)
12" LP: Columbia CJ 40784, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40784, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

11 Springsville (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

12 Studio chatter
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

13 Springsville (take 8)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62


This is the third of four studio sessions scheduled for the recording of Miles Ahead.

The issued versions of "Springsville" and "New Rhumba" include overdubbed parts recorded during the August 22 session. All of the tunes involve some kind of post-production.

The brief snippet of an exchange between Davis and Avakian that precedes take 5 of "Springsville" is included at the very beginning of side A of LP 8 in the Mosaic set. It is not included in the Sony/Columbia CD versions of this music. It's not clear that it belongs here, but since it isn't mentioned in the Mosaic notes, I've just left it here with "Springsville."

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