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October 13, 1960 (20 items; TT = 179:21)
Konserthuset, Stockholm (Sweden)
Sveriges Radio broadcast (A-)
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Sonny Stitt (as, ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

First concert, first set
1 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 13:20
2 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 13:41
3 So What (M. Davis) 11:01
4 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 6:11
5 The Theme (M. Davis) 1:00

First concert, second set
6 June Night (A. Baer-C. Friend) 10:48

Rhythm section only
7 Stardust (H. Carmichael-M. Parish) 4:16

Davis out
8 On Green Dolphin Street (N. Washington-B. Kaper) 13:38
9 All Blues (M. Davis) 13:50
10 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:49

Second concert, first set
11 All of You (C. Porter) 15:33
12 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 14:35
13 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 14:23
14 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:25

Second concert, second set
15 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein) 8:18

Rhythm section only
16 Makin' Whoopee (W. Donaldson-G. Kahn) 8:09

Rhythm section only
17 Lover Man (J. Davis-R. Ramirez-J. Sherman) 4:04

Davis out, but he mistakenly begins "Autumn Leaves" before Kelly takes over with the piano introduction
18 If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) 11:14
19 No Blues (M. Davis) 13:21
20 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:45


1 Walkin'
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

2 Autumn Leaves
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

3 So What
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

4 'Round Midnight
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

5 The Theme
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

6 June Night
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

7 Stardust
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

8 On Green Dolphin Street
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

9 All Blues
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

10 The Theme
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

11 All of You
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 129
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

12 Walkin'
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 130
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

13 Autumn Leaves
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 130
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

14 The Theme
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 130
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

15 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

16 Makin' Whoopee
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

17 Lover Man
12" LP: Royal Jazz RJD 509
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

18 If I Were a Bell
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 130
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

19 No Blues
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 130
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4

20 The Theme
12" LP: Dragon DRLP 130
CD: Dragon DRCD 228, DIW 381/4


Stitt plays alto saxophone on "'Round Midnight," "The Theme," "Stardust," "All Blues," and "The Theme" (first concert); "All of You," "Autumn Leaves," "The Theme," "Lover Man," "All Blues," "The Theme" (second concert). He plays tenor on the remaining titles unless indicated otherwise.

Stitt joined the Davis Quintet in June 1960 in time for a swing through the western U.S.: Los Angeles Jazz Festival (June 17); Blackhawk Supper Club (June 21-27); Sutherland Hotel Lounge, Chicago (July 9-17); Apollo Theatre, New York (July 22-31); Village Vanguard, New York (August 2-20); Randall's Island Jazz Festival (August 21); Minor Key, Detroit (September 6-11).

Norman Granz arranged for the Davis Quintet to tour Great Britain and a few continental venues in the fall of 1960. Surprisingly few recordings from this tour have surfaced. The itinerary was as follows:

September 24: Hammersmith Gaumont Theatre, London (two concerts)
September 25: Guildhall, Portsmouth
September 26: DeMontfort Hall, Leicester
September 27: Free Trade Hall, Manchester (two concerts)
September 28: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
September 30: Colston Hall, Bristol
October 1: Finsbury Park Astoria Theatre, London
October 2: Lewisham Gaumont Theatre, London
October 5: Town Hall, Birmingham
October 7: City Hall, Newcastle
October 8: Hammersmith Gaumont Theatre, London
October 9: Kilburn Gaumont Theatre, London
October 11: Olympia Theatre, Paris (two concerts)
October 13: Konserthuset, Stockholm (two concerts)
October 15: Kurhaus, Scheveningen
October 16: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

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