Miles Ahead session details

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July 29, 1958 (6 items; TT = 23:14)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra
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Miles Davis (tpt, flh); Ernie Royal (tpt); Johnny Coles (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Joe Bennett (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Dick Hixon (tb); Willie Ruff (frh); Julius Watkins (frh); Gunther Schuller (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); Romeo Penque (fl, alto fl, cl); Phil Bodner (fl, alto fl, cl); Danny Bank (alto fl, bcl); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

1 Here Come de Honey Man (master (composite)) (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 1:17
2 Bess, You is My Woman Now (rehearsal) (G. Gershwin-D. Heyward) 4:57
3 Bess, You is My Woman Now (master (take 5)) (G. Gershwin-D. Heyward) 5:10

Edited (3:21) on Columbia 8085; edited (3:35) on Columbia 30739
4 It Ain't Necessarily So (take 1 (inc)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:22
5 It Ain't Necessarily So (master (take 3)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:23

Edited (2:19) on Columbia 42057; edited (3:50) on Columbia 30739
6 Fishermen, Strawberry, and Devil Crab (master (take 1)) (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 4:05


1 Here Come de Honey Man (master (composite))
45 rpm: Columbia 7-8085 [EP]
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205

2 Bess, You is My Woman Now (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

3 Bess, You is My Woman Now (master (take 5))
45 rpm: Columbia S7-30739; Columbia 7-8085 [EP]
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Columbia CK 65141, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

4 It Ain't Necessarily So (take 1 (inc))
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62

5 It Ain't Necessarily So (master (take 3))
45 rpm: Columbia S7-30739; Columbia 4-42057; Columbia 7-8085 [EP]
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Columbia CK 65141, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Jazz Roots CD 56045

6 Fishermen, Strawberry, and Devil Crab (master (take 1))
12" LP: Columbia CL 1274 (= CS 8085), Sony 88765 40757-1, Nippon Columbia YS-303, CBS/Sony SONP 50148, CBS/Sony SOPL 154, CBS/Sony 18AP 2055, CBS/Sony 23AP 2555, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CK 40647, Columbia CK 65141, Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 35DP 61, CBS/Sony 32DP 512, Sony SRCS 5699, Sony SRCS 9107, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Sony SRCS 9704, Sony SRGS 4518, Sony SICP 813, Sony SICP 1205


This is the second of four sessions devoted to the recording of Porgy and Bess, Davis's best-selling record until Bitches Brew surpassed it in 1970.

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