Miles Ahead session details

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March 22, 1960 (13 items; TT = 88:21)
Konserthuset, Stockholm (Sweden)
Sveriges Radio broadcast (A-)
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Norman Granz (ann); Carl-Erik Lindgren (interviewer)

First concert
1 Introduction (Norman Granz) 1:00

"Thank you. And now I'd like to introduce the musicians of the next group, and it's a group I'm very proud to be presenting in their first appearance in Europe. Start off with the drummer, Jimmy Cobbs... On piano is Wynton Kelly... The bassist is Paul Chambers... On tenor saxophone, John Coltrane... And here he is, Miles Davis..."
2 Band warming up 0:12
3 So What (M. Davis) 10:33
4 Fran Dance (M. Davis) 7:22
5 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 16:16
6 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:54

Second concert
7 Band warming up 0:13

Kelly and Chambers tuning; Davis snaps off tempo
8 So What (M. Davis) 15:00
9 On Green Dolphin Street (N. Washington-B. Kaper) 13:35
10 All Blues (M. Davis) 16:07
11 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:57

Interview
12 John Coltrane Interview (Carl-Erik Lindgren) 6:12

Supposedly Coltrane was interviewed between the two concerts; interview divided into two tracks on Dragon LP


1 Introduction (Norman Granz)
CD: TAX CD 3716-2

2 Band warming up
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 90
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Jazz Door JD 1226, TAX CD 3716-2, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

3 So What
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 90
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Jazz Door JD 1226, Natasha Import NI 4011, TAX CD 3716-2, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

4 Fran Dance
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 91
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Natasha Import NI 4011, TAX CD 3716-2, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

5 Walkin'
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 91, Rarelp 10
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Natasha Import NI 4011, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

6 The Theme
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 91, Rarelp 10
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Natasha Import NI 4011, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

7 Band warming up
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 91, Rarelp 10
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Rare CD-10, Jazz Door JD 1226, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

8 So What
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 91, Rarelp 10
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Rare CD-10, Jazz Door JD 1226, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

9 On Green Dolphin Street
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 90, Rarelp 10
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Rare CD-10, Jazz Door JD 1226, Natasha Import NI 4011, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

10 All Blues
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 90
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Rare CD-10, Jazz Door JD 1226, Natasha Import NI 4011, TAX CD 3716-2, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

11 The Theme
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 90
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Rare CD-10, Jazz Door JD 1226, Natasha Import NI 4011, Acrobat ACQCD 7076

12 John Coltrane Interview (Carl-Erik Lindgren)
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 90
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4, Acrobat ACQCD 7076


Dragon DRCD 228 includes an interview with John Coltrane and Carl-Erik Lindgren which was recorded between the two sets listed here. "Walkin'" is incomplete: twelve measures were removed from Davis' closing solo because of a tape defect.

From March 21 through April 10, the Davis Quintet toured Europe, along with Oscar Peterson and the Stan Getz and their groups, under the auspices of Norman Granz's "Jazz at the Philharmonic." Davis had hired vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery for the tour but at the last minute Montgomery bowed out. Surprisingly few recordings from this tour have surfaced. The itinerary was as follows:

March 21 (Monday, 7:30 and 10:30 pm), Olympia Theatre, Paris
March 22 (Tuesday, 7:00 and 9:15 pm), Konserthuset, Stockholm
March 23 (Wednesday), Njardhallen, Oslo (or Goteburg, Sweden)
March 24 (Thursday, 7:00 and 9:30 pm), Tivolis Konsertsal, Copenhagen
March 25 (Friday, 8:00 pm), Niedersachsenhalle, Hannover
March 26 (Saturday, 8:00 pm), Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg
March 27 (Sunday, 8:00 pm), Sportspalast, Berlin
March 28 (Monday), WDR Studio, Düsseldorf (Davis out)
March 29 (Tuesday, 6:00 and 9:00 pm), Musikhalle, Hamburg
March 30 (Wednesday), Kongresshalle, Frankfurt am Main
March 31 (Thursday, 9:15 pm), Teatro Lirico, Milan
April 1 (Friday, 8:00 pm), Fruchthalle, Kaiserslautern
April 2 (Saturday, 6:15 and 9:45 pm), Messehalle, Köln
April 3 (Sunday, 6:00 and 9:00 pm), Deutsches Museum, Kongress-Saal, Munich
April 4 (Monday, 8:00 pm), Stadthalle, Karlsruhe
April 6 (Wednesday), Stadthalle, Vienna
April 7 (Thursday, two shows), Messehaus, Nürnberg
April 8 (Friday, 8:30 pm), Kongresshaus, Zürich
April 9 (Saturday, 8:15 pm), Kurhaus, Scheveningen
April 9 (Saturday, midnight), Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
April 10 (Sunday, 8:00 pm), Liederhalle, Beethoven-Saal, Stuttgart

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