Miles Ahead session details

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November 1, 1958 (6 items; TT = 19:19)
Spotlite Lounge, Washington DC
Mutual Network radio broadcast (B-)
Miles Davis All-Stars
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Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Steve Hamber (ann); Guy Wallace (ann)

1 Introduction 0:05
2 Sid's Ahead [Weirdo] (M. Davis) 8:32
3 Introduction 0:31
4 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) 6:19
5 Introduction 0:24
6 Straight, No Chaser (incomplete) (T. Monk) 3:28


1 Introduction
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

2 Sid's Ahead
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

3 Introduction
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

4 Bye Bye Blackbird
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

5 Introduction
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402

6 Straight, No Chaser (incomplete)
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402


This is from Mutual's Bandstand USA, which was broadcast live on Saturday nights beginning in 1956. Guy Wallace gives the opening announcement. Thanks to Walt Kraemer and Bill Mayhew for identifying Steve Hamber; he was apparently on the staff of the Mutual Network and despite a lack of interest in jazz was conscripted for this broadcast from the Spotlite Lounge.

The Sextet played at the Spotlite Lounge from October 29-November 2 (Wednesday-Sunday). Immediately after this engagement, they were booked for two weeks at the Village Vanguard, New York (November 4-16), and they played Town Hall, New York on November 28 (two shows, 8 and 11 pm) and December 27 (two shows, 8:30 and 11:30 pm).

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