Miles Ahead session details

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February 4, 1958 (7 items; TT = 49:30)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d)

1 Two Bass Hit (take 1) (J. Lewis-D. Gillespie) 4:29
2 Two Bass Hit (take 2) (J. Lewis-D. Gillespie) 5:10
3 Billy Boy (take 1) (Traditional) 7:10

Rhythm section only
4 Straight, No Chaser (take 1) (T. Monk) 10:27

Laughter as the tune ends, then Adderley: "All right now..."
5 Straight, No Chaser (take 2) (T. Monk) 10:34
6 Milestones (take 2) (M. Davis) 5:58
7 Milestones (take 3) (M. Davis) 5:42

Listed as "Miles" on CL 1193 and many CBS issues


1 Two Bass Hit (take 1)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6

2 Two Bass Hit (take 2)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1193 (= CS 8633), Columbia 87654 86031, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 1-374, Nippon Columbia YS-305, Nippon Columbia SL-1223, CBS/Sony SONP 50087, CBS/Sony SOPL 153, CBS/Sony 18AP 2054, CBS/Sony 23AP 2554, CBS/Sony 25AP 751, CBS/Sony 28AP 2832, Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 40837, Columbia CK 85203, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 520 (= CBS/Sony CSCS 5139), CBS/Sony CSCS 5342, Sony SRCS 9103, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9726, Sony SRGS 4585, Sony SICP 812, Sony SICP 1203, Sony SICP 20053

3 Billy Boy (take 1)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1193 (= CS 8633), Columbia 87654 86031, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 1-374, Nippon Columbia YS-305, Nippon Columbia SL-1223, CBS/Sony SONP 50087, CBS/Sony SOPL 153, CBS/Sony 18AP 2054, CBS/Sony 23AP 2554, CBS/Sony 25AP 751, CBS/Sony 28AP 2832, Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 40837, Columbia CK 85203, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 520 (= CBS/Sony CSCS 5139), CBS/Sony CSCS 5342, Sony SRCS 9103, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9726, Sony SRGS 4585, Sony SICP 812, Sony SICP 1203, Sony SICP 20053

4 Straight, No Chaser (take 1)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 85203, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9726, Sony SRGS 4585, Sony SICP 812, Sony SICP 1203, Sony SICP 20053

5 Straight, No Chaser (take 2)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1193 (= CS 8633), Columbia 87654 86031, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 1-374, Nippon Columbia YS-305, Nippon Columbia SL-1223, CBS/Sony SONP 50087, CBS/Sony SOPL 153, CBS/Sony 18AP 2054, CBS/Sony 23AP 2554, CBS/Sony 25AP 751, CBS/Sony 28AP 2832, Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 40837, Columbia CK 85203, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 520 (= CBS/Sony CSCS 5139), CBS/Sony CSCS 5342, Sony SRCS 9103, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9726, Sony SRGS 4585, Sony SICP 812, Sony SICP 1203, Sony SICP 20053

6 Milestones (take 2)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 85203, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9726, Sony SRGS 4585, Sony SICP 812, Sony SICP 1203, Sony SICP 20053

7 Milestones (take 3)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1193 (= CS 8633), Columbia 87654 86031, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 1-374, Columbia C5X 45000, Nippon Columbia YS-305, Nippon Columbia SL-1223, CBS/Sony SONP 50087, CBS/Sony SOPL 153, CBS/Sony 18AP 2054, CBS/Sony 23AP 2554, CBS/Sony 25AP 751, CBS/Sony 28AP 2832, CBS/Sony 00AP 2076/81, Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 40837, Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia CK 85203, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 32DP 520 (= CBS/Sony CSCS 5139), CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5, Sony SRCS 5691/4, CBS/Sony CSCS 5342, Sony SRCS 9103, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9726, Sony SRGS 4585, Sony SICP 812, Sony SICP 1203, Sony SICP 20053


Davis re-formed his working group (adding Coltrane as a third solo voice) in January 1958, after he returned from Paris, and 1958 was a very busy year for the Sextet: Birdland, New York (January 2-15); The Continental, New York (January 21-26); Lenny Litman's Copa, Pittsburgh (February 10-15); Town Hall, Philadelphia (Sunday, February 16, 8:00pm); Pep's, Philadelphia (March 17-22); Town Hall, Philadelphia (Saturday, April 5, 8:30 and 11:15 pm); Modern Jazz Room, Cleveland (April 7-13); Blue Bird Inn, Detroit (April 15-20); Café Bohemia, New York (April 25-May 4 -- Bill Evans replaced Red Garland on piano just before this engagement, and Philly Joe Jones left the group afterward to form his own group. He was immediately replaced by Jimmy Cobb); Storyville, Boston (May 5-11); Café Bohemia, New York (May 12-18); Red Hill Inn, Pennsauken NJ (May 20-25); Spotlite Lounge, Washington DC (June 10-15); Small's Paradise, New York (June 24-29). Newport Jazz Festival (Thursday, July 3, 8:30 pm); Village Vanguard, New York (July 22-August 3); Spotlite, Washington DC (August 5-10); Comedy Club, Baltimore (August 12-17); Randall's Island, New York (August 23: Third Annual NY Jazz Festival); Showboat, Philadelphia (September 1-6); Persian Room, Plaza Hotel, New York (Tuesday, September 9); Modern Jazz Room, Cleveland (September 15-21); Clarence's Blue Bird Inn, Detroit (September 23-28); Apollo Theatre, New York (October 17-23); Spotlite Lounge, Washington DC (October 29-November 2); Village Vanguard, New York (November 4-16 -- Evans left the group after this gig, and was replaced by Wynton Kelly); Town Hall, New York (Friday, November 28, 8:00 and 11:00 pm); Mosque Theatre, Newark NJ (November 29); Howard Theatre, Washington DC (December 12-18); Town Hall, New York (Saturday, December 27, 8:30 and 11:00 pm)

In addition, Coltrane was by now very busy recording for Prestige: January 3 (Gene Ammons); January 10 (Coltrane 5t); February 7 (Coltrane 4t); March 7 (Kenny Burrell); March 25 (Coltrane 5t); May 23 (Coltrane 5t); July 11 (Coltrane 5t); December 26 (Coltrane 5t). He also recorded several times for Savoy (Wilbur Harden), Columbia (Michel Legrand), Decca (George Russell), United Artists (Cecil Taylor), and Jubilee (Ray Draper).

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