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August 9, 1958 (3 items; TT = 18:37)
Spotlite Lounge, Washington DC
Mutual Network radio broadcast (C+)
Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); Bill Evans (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

1 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 6:41
2 All of You (C. Porter) 6:46

Adderley out
3 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 5:10


1 Walkin'
CD: Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

2 All of You
CD: Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

3 'Round Midnight
CD: Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402


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

In the notes to JMY 6402, Enrico Merlin places this session at an unknown venue on June 30, 1958 (a Monday). The Sextet was booked at Washington's Spotlite Lounge on June 10-15 (Tuesday-Sunday) and August 5-10 (Tuesday-Sunday); a broadcast is known to have been made on Saturday, August 9. This is probably it.

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).

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