Miles Ahead session details

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May 27, 1957 (16 items; TT = 44:17)
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); Tony Miranda (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Romeo Penque (fl, cl, oboe); Eddie Caine (cl, fl); Lee Konitz (as); Danny Bank (bcl); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

1 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (rehearsal) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 2:08
2 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 3) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 3:00

Without overdubs
3 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (master (takes 4/5/13)) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 3:02

The issued version includes an overdubbed tpt solo from August 22
4 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 5) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 2:56
5 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 8) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 3:13
6 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 8 (remix)) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 3:05
7 The Meaning of the Blues (rehearsal) (L. Worth-B. Troup) 2:49
8 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (rehearsal) 2:17
9 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (take 1) 2:20
10 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (take 2) 2:34
11 The Meaning of the Blues (master (take 2)) (L. Worth-B. Troup) 2:50
12 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (master (take 2/1)) 2:18

Take 2 (0:00-0:16), then take 1 (0:16-2:18)
13 Springsville (remake take 7) (J. Carisi) 3:15
14 The Duke (take 3 (with piano)) (D. Brubeck) 1:52
15 Miles Ahead (take 1 (with piano)) (M. Davis-G. Evans) 3:06
16 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 4 (with piano)) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 3:32


1 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

2 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 3)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

3 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (master (takes 4/5/13))
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 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

4 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 5)
12" LP: Columbia CJ 40784, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40784, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, 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

5 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 8)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 65121, 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

6 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 8 (remix))
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 53225, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

7 The Meaning of the Blues (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 65121, 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

8 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 65121, 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

9 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (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

10 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (take 2)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

11 The Meaning of the Blues (master (take 2))
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 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

12 Lament (J.J. Johnson) (master (take 2/1))
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 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

13 Springsville (remake take 7)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 65121, 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

14 The Duke (take 3 (with piano))
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

15 Miles Ahead (take 1 (with piano))
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

16 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (take 4 (with piano))
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62


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

The issued version of "I Don't Wanna be Kissed" includes overdubbed parts recorded during the August 22 session. All of the tunes involve some kind of post-production.

The master take of J.J. Johnson's "Lament" is a composite of takes 2 and 1, not a separate take 3 as listed by Mosaic and Columbia. Thanks to Tommaso Urbano for this correction.

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