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July 27, 1963 (9 items; TT = 102:34)
La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins (France)
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); George Coleman (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); André Francis (ann)

1 Introduction (André Francis) 0:59
2 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 13:56

Edited (11:52) on all CBS issues prior to SRCS 9303
3 Milestones (M. Davis) 9:21
4 I Thought About You (J. Mercer-J. Van Heusen) 11:48

Coleman out
5 Joshua (V. Feldman) 11:31

Edited (9:32) on all CBS issues prior to SRCS 9303
6 All of You (C. Porter) 16:55

Edited (14:03) on all CBS issues prior to SRCS 9303
7 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 16:15
8 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) 16:05
9 The Theme (M. Davis) 5:44


1 Introduction (André Francis)
12" LP: CBS (F) SBPG 62390, Columbia CL 2183 (= CS 8983), Nippon Columbia YS-441, CBS/Sony SONP 50128, CBS/Sony SOPL 159, CBS/Sony 18AP 2061, CBS/Sony 23AP 2561, CBS/Sony 25AP 759, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, CBS/Sony 32DP 517, Sony SRCS 5705, Sony SRCS 9303, Sony SRCS 9756, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 821, Sony SICP 1210

2 Autumn Leaves
12" LP: CBS (F) SBPG 62390, Columbia CL 2183 (= CS 8983), Nippon Columbia YS-441, CBS/Sony SONP 50128, CBS/Sony SOPL 159, CBS/Sony 18AP 2061, CBS/Sony 23AP 2561, CBS/Sony 25AP 759, CBS/Sony 00AP 2076/81, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, Columbia CK 93585, CBS/Sony 32DP 517, Sony SRCS 5705, CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5, Sony SRCS 5691/4, Sony SRCS 9303, Sony SRCS 9756, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 821, Sony SICP 1210, Sony SICP 853

3 Milestones
12" LP: CBS (F) SBPG 62390, Columbia CL 2183 (= CS 8983), Nippon Columbia YS-441, CBS/Sony SONP 50128, CBS/Sony SOPL 159, CBS/Sony 18AP 2061, CBS/Sony 23AP 2561, CBS/Sony 25AP 759, CBS/Sony 00AP 2076/81, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, CBS/Sony 32DP 517, Sony SRCS 5705, CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5, Sony SRCS 5691/4, Sony SRCS 9303, Sony SRCS 9756, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 821, Sony SICP 1210, Bandstand BDCD 1501, Tokuma TKCB-71062, Tokuma TKCB-71892, Jazz Door JD 1242, Gambit 69227

4 I Thought About You
12" LP: Columbia C5X 45000, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SICP 620/5

5 Joshua
12" LP: CBS (F) SBPG 62390, Columbia CL 2183 (= CS 8983), Nippon Columbia YS-441, CBS/Sony SONP 50128, CBS/Sony SOPL 159, CBS/Sony 18AP 2061, CBS/Sony 23AP 2561, CBS/Sony 25AP 759, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, CBS/Sony 32DP 517, Sony SRCS 5705, Sony SRCS 9303, Sony SRCS 9756, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 821, Sony SICP 1210

6 All of You
12" LP: CBS (F) SBPG 62390, Columbia CL 2183 (= CS 8983), Nippon Columbia YS-441, CBS/Sony SONP 50128, CBS/Sony SOPL 159, CBS/Sony 18AP 2061, CBS/Sony 23AP 2561, CBS/Sony 25AP 759, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, CBS/Sony 32DP 517, Sony SRCS 5705, Sony SRCS 9303, Sony SRCS 9756, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 821, Sony SICP 1210

7 Walkin'
12" LP: CBS (F) SBPG 62390, Columbia CL 2183 (= CS 8983), Nippon Columbia YS-441, CBS/Sony SONP 50128, CBS/Sony SOPL 159, CBS/Sony 18AP 2061, CBS/Sony 23AP 2561, CBS/Sony 25AP 759, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93583, CBS/Sony 32DP 517, Sony SRCS 5705, Sony SRCS 9303, Sony SRCS 9756, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 821, Sony SICP 1210

8 Bye Bye Blackbird
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Sony SICP 620/5

9 The Theme
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Sony SICP 620/5


This is the second of three recordings made at the Juan-les-Pins Festival. This is probably the complete concert, though breaks between the titles on the CBS issued version make it hard to tell the order in which the tunes were performed. The rhythm section, after playing together for only two months, is amazingly fluid and cohesive. And Davis's playing is very spirited on all three of the Antibes recordings.

Sony SRCS 9303 restores three of the issued titles to their full length:

  • "Autumn Leaves" - add 2:04 to ts solo (a clean edit at 4:36 of edited version removed 4:36-6:40 of master).
  • "Joshua" - add 2:00 to ts solo (a clean edit at 3:59 of edited version removed 3:59-5:59 of master).
  • "All of You" - add 0:59 to ts solo (a clean edit at 5:24 of edited version removed 5:24-6:23 of master); add 1:58 to p solo (audible splices at 8:22 and 9:21 removed 9:17-10:16 and 11:15-12:14 of master).

The entire concert is presented in performance order on Mosaic MQ10-266 and Columbia C7K 90840.

On Bandstand, Tokuma, and Jazz Door "Milestones" is wrongly listed as from New York 1958 with John Coltrane (!!).

It has been rumored that Columbia recorded all three of the Davis Quintet's performances at the Antibes festival, but I have never heard anything substantial to confirm these rumors.

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