Miles Ahead session details

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March 21, 1961 (3 items; TT = 21:28)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Hank Mobley (ts); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Philly Joe Jones (d)

1 Teo (take 9) (M. Davis) 9:32

Coltrane replaces Mobley
2 I Thought About You (take 4) (J. Mercer-J. Van Heusen) 4:54
3 Blues No. 2 (take 7) (M. Davis) 7:02

Jones replaces Cobb. Incomplete (6:51) on CBS issues prior to CK 65919


1 Teo (take 9)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1656 (= CS 8456), Columbia 88765 48607, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL-1-177, Music on Vinyl MOV LP494, Analogue Productions APJ 8456-45, Nippon Columbia YS-208, Nippon Columbia SL-1084, CBS/Sony SONP 50213, CBS/Sony SOPL 157, CBS/Sony 18AP 2058, CBS/Sony 23AP 2558, CBS/Sony 28AP 2835, Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 40947, Columbia CK 65919, Columbia C6K 65833, Columbia C6K 90922, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 35DP 64, CBS/Sony 32DP 525, CBS/Sony CSCS 5143, Sony SRCS 9105, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9702, Sony SRGS 4544, Sony SICP 818, Sony SICP 1208

2 I Thought About You (take 4)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1656 (= CS 8456), Columbia 88765 48607, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL-1-177, Music on Vinyl MOV LP494, Analogue Productions APJ 8456-45, Nippon Columbia YS-208, Nippon Columbia SL-1084, CBS/Sony SONP 50213, CBS/Sony SOPL 157, CBS/Sony 18AP 2058, CBS/Sony 23AP 2558, CBS/Sony 28AP 2835
CD: Columbia CK 40947, Columbia CK 65919, Columbia 88883 75664, CBS/Sony 35DP 64, CBS/Sony 32DP 525, CBS/Sony CSCS 5143, Sony SRCS 9105, Sony SRCS 9702, Sony SRGS 4544, Sony SICP 818, Sony SICP 1208

3 Blues No. 2 (take 7)
12" LP: Columbia KC2 36278, CBS/Sony 36AP 1409/10
CD: Columbia C2K 46862, CBS/Sony CSCS 5340/41, Columbia CK 65919, Sony SRCS 9702, Sony SRGS 4544, Sony SICP 818, Sony SICP 1208


After returning from the European tour in September-October 1960, the Davis Quintet (with Jimmy Heath replacing Sonny Stitt) was booked for a week at the Regal Theater in Chicago (October 21-27); Stitt rejoined the Quintet for two weeks at the Village Vanguard (November 15-27) and a week at the Howard Theater in Washington (December 2-8), at which point he left for good. Davis quickly hired Hank Mobley, and the Quintet resumed touring: Cloister Club, Chicago (December 26-January 8); Bradford Hotel Storyville Room, Boston (January 23-28); a live jazz program for Chicago's WMBI-FM (February 6); Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo (February 25); Village Vanguard, New York (February 28-March 12); Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (March 31); Blackhawk Supper Club, San Francisco (April 4-30); Foster's House of Jazz, Detroit (May 25–28).

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