Miles Ahead session details

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August 22, 1957 (19 items; TT = 21:36)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra

Miles Davis (flh)

1 Springsville (overdub take 1) (J. Carisi) 2:08

Right channel only until 0:19
2 Springsville (overdub solo 4) (J. Carisi) 1:41

Lampley: "OK, this is Miles Davis tracking 'Springsville', take four..." At the end Davis says "...I mean, we could play it all the way through, or unless I stop it." Lampley: "It doesn't matter, whatever you wanna do, OK?"
3 Springsville (overdub solo 5) (J. Carisi) 0:41

Lampley: "OK, this'll be Miles Davis tracking 'Springsville', take five..."
4 Springsville (overdub solo 6) (J. Carisi) 0:49
5 Springsville (overdub solo 7) (J. Carisi) 0:23
6 Springsville (overdub solo 8) (J. Carisi) 0:31
7 Springsville (overdub solo 9) (J. Carisi) 0:49
8 Springsville (overdub solo 11 (issued)) (J. Carisi) 0:28
9 Miles Ahead (issued overdub solo) (M. Davis-G. Evans) 1:54

Cal Lampley: "New press, take three..." At the end, Davis: "I think the first one's better." Lampley: "I'm still sold..."
10 Miles Ahead (unissued overdub solo) (M. Davis-G. Evans) 1:34

At the end, Lampley: "You know what?" Davis: "What?" Lampley: "I like it..."
11 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 1 (fs)) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 0:20

Lampley: "This'll be Ahmad's Miles, one..." False start. Davis: "Hold it. Goddamn, that's kinda fast, ain't it?"
12 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 1) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 0:51

Davis: "Hey, Vincent, let's try it -- want to?" Lampley: "Yeah, as a matter of fact that was so good I was recording... And if you want help, Miles, you know, if you miss it again, you can keep going, and after we get through we can come back and do the beginning. Dig?"
13 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 2) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 1:20

Lampley: "OK, this will be Ahmad's Miles, take two..."
14 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 4) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 2:05
15 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 8) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 3:05

At the end Davis asks, "Cal, do you have an ending?" Lampley: "Yeah..."
16 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19A) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 1:09

Lampley: "OK, ah, one-nine, Ahmad's Miles..."
17 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19B) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 0:21
18 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19 (complete)) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 1:08

Lampley: "Ahmad's Miles, complete, one-nine..."
19 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19C) (H. Spina-J. Elliott) 0:19


1 Springsville (overdub 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

2 Springsville (overdub solo 4)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

3 Springsville (overdub solo 5)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

4 Springsville (overdub solo 6)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

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

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

7 Springsville (overdub solo 9)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

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

9 Miles Ahead (issued overdub solo)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

10 Miles Ahead (unissued overdub solo)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

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

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

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

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

15 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 8)
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 (overdub solo 19A)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

17 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19B)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

18 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19 (complete))
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

19 I Don't Wanna Be Kissed (overdub solo 19C)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62


This was an overdub session -- Davis playing fluegelhorn over playbacks. The overdubbed parts are included in the issued versions of "Springsville," "Miles Ahead," "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed," and "New Rhumba" on Columbia CL 1041 and equivalents.

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