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July 13, 1957 (5 items; TT = 22:41)
Café Bohemia, New York NY
Mutual Network radio broadcast (B+)
Miles Davis Quintet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Sonny Rollins (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Arthur Taylor (d); Guy Wallace (ann); Jean Shepherd (guest)

1 Four (M. Davis) 6:07

Issued as "Roy's Romp" on Ozone and as "Four Squared" on Black Label
2 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) 6:48
3 Introduction (Guy Wallace) 0:38
4 It Never Entered My Mind (incomplete) (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 4:58
5 Walkin' (incomplete) (R. Carpenter) 4:10


1 Four
12" LP: Ozone 18, Chakra TH100MD, Bopera 2-100, Jazzbird JAX 2005, Rarelp 09
CD: Yadeon 502, Black Label BLCD 8027, Golden Age of Jazz JZCD 314, Music Trax MTI 9017

2 Bye Bye Blackbird
12" LP: Ozone 18, Chakra TH100MD, Bopera 2-100, Jazzbird JAX 2005, Rarelp 09
CD: Yadeon 502, Black Label BLCD 8027, Golden Age of Jazz JZCD 314, Music Trax MTI 9017

3 Introduction (Guy Wallace)
CD: Yadeon 502, Black Label BLCD 8027, Golden Age of Jazz JZCD 314, Music Trax MTI 9017

4 It Never Entered My Mind (incomplete)
12" LP: Chakra TH100MD, Bopera 2-100, Jazzbird JAX 2005, Rarelp 09, Bandstand BLP 1501
CD: Bandstand BDCD 1501, Yadeon 502, Black Label BLCD 8027, Golden Age of Jazz JZCD 314, Tokuma TKCB-71062 (= TKCB-71892), Jazz Door JD 1242

5 Walkin' (incomplete)
12" LP: Chakra TH100MD, Bopera 2-100, Jazzbird JAX 2005, Rarelp 09
CD: Yadeon 502


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

In the first few months of 1957 the Davis Quintet spent very little time in New York: Jazz City, Hollywood (January 4-17); Blackhawk Supper Club, San Francisco (January 22-February 10); Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh (Wednesday, February 13, two shows); Peacock Alley, St. Louis (February 15-23); Preview's Modern Jazz Room, Chicago (February 27-March 10); Comedy Club, Baltimore (March 26-31); Café Bohemia, New York (April 5-28, last 2+ wks canceled). The Quintet was disbanded during the Café Bohemia engagement -- Davis apparently fired Coltrane and Philly Joe Jones for increasingly erratic behavior.

The Davis Quintet (with Rollins instead of Coltrane and Art Taylor instead of Jones) was booked at the Café Bohemia for two weeks in June (June 17-27) and for a month in July (July 8-August 11).

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