Miles Ahead session details

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December 8, 1957 (16 items; TT = 56:29)
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
VARA radio broadcast (B)
René Urtreger Quartet with Miles Davis

Miles Davis (tpt); Barney Wilen (ts); René Urtreger (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Aad Bos (ann)

First set
1 Woody 'n' You (D. Gillespie) 4:38
2 Bags' Groove (M. Jackson) 6:33
3 Introduction (Aad Bos) 0:16
4 What's New? (J. Burke-B. Haggart) 3:28

Wilen out
5 But Not for Me (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 6:32
6 A Night in Tunisia (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 6:57
7 Introduction (Aad Bos) 0:33
8 Four (M. Davis) 4:05
9 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:17

Second set
10 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 6:32
11 Well, You Needn't (T. Monk) 5:22
12 Introduction (Aad Bos) 0:14
13 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 5:16
14 Lady Bird (T. Dameron) 5:03
15 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:21
16 Closing announcement (Aad Bos) 0:22


1 Woody 'n' You
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

2 Bags' Groove
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

4 What's New?
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

5 But Not for Me
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

6 A Night in Tunisia
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

8 Four
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

9 The Theme
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

10 Walkin'
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

11 Well, You Needn't
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

13 'Round Midnight
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

14 Lady Bird
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141

15 The Theme
12" LP: Jazz O.P. OMS-7003, Celluloid CEL 6745/46
CD: Celluloid 668232, Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10141


Davis and the René Urtreger Quartet traveled to Amsterdam during their otherwise-uninterrupted stay at Club St. Germain in Paris.

The Celluloid LP and CD notes do not list either version of "The Theme." All of the issued versions are quite a bit flat. Thanks to Eric Flick for providing me with a copy of a re-broadcast of the original recording.

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