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

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

"...House That Jazz Built in Washington DC, Jazz Limited, presents Miles Davis..."
2 Sid's Ahead [Weirdo] (M. Davis) 8:32
3 Introduction 0:31

"We're here earlier, and we're here bright. Miles Davis bright, through the Mutual Network. A salute to Miles Davis and the All-Stars. Let's run down the line-up briefly. Miles Davis, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley, alto; John Coltrane, tenor; Paul Chambers, bass, Red Garland, piano; Jimmy Cobb, drums. That opener was a Miles Davis original, 'Sid's Ahead'. Now, 'Bye Bye Blackbird'..."
4 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) 6:19
5 Introduction 0:24

"Now that blackbird was flyin' waaay out there. Home base, though, was the Spotlite, the House That Jazz Built, Jazz Limited, in Washington DC. Motivating power, Miles Davis and the All-Stars. We have time, so we'll go right into a Thelonious Monk original, 'Straight, No Chaser'..."
6 Straight, No Chaser (incomplete) (T. Monk) 3:28

Voiceover 3:05-3:29: "'Tis indeed a sad thing to interrupt Miles Davis, but 'tis indeed time -- clock on the wall says so. Miles Davis All-Stars, coming to you live from the Spotlite, Jazz Limited in Washington. Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Red Garland, Jimmy Cobb making up the Miles Davis All-Stars..."


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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