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May 3, 1958 (4 items; TT = 11:11)
Café Bohemia, New York NY
Mutual Network radio broadcast (B)
Miles Davis Quintet
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Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Philly Joe Jones (d); Guy Wallace (ann)

1 Band warming up 0:04
2 Woody 'n' You (D. Gillespie) 2:47
3 In Your Own Sweet Way (D. Brubeck) 3:49
4 A Night in Tunisia (incomplete) (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 4:31


This is from Mutual's Bandstand USA, which was broadcast live on Saturday nights from 8pm-10pm beginning in 1956.

The Davis Sextet was booked for two weeks at the Café Bohemia (April 25-May 18). 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. Evans himself left the group in November, and was replaced by Wynton Kelly.

The second half of 1958 was a very busy time for the Sextet: Café Bohemia, New York (April 25-May 4); Storyville, Boston (May 5-11); Café Bohemia, New York (May 12-18); Red Hill Inn, Pennsauken NJ (May 20-25); Village Vanguard, New York (May 27-June 1); Spotlite Lounge, Washington DC (June 10-15); Small's Paradise, New York (June 24-29); Newport Jazz Festival (Thursday, July 3, 8:30 pm); Montréal Theatre Maisonneuve (July 10, with other dates in Montréal and Quebec City); 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).

There was apparently another Bandstand USA broadcast from the Bohemia on May 10, but I don't know if it was recorded. Jan Lohmann's discography lists that show as from the Storyville Club in Boston, but that can't be right.

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