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July 28, 1963 (2 items; TT = 25:19)
La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins (France)
ORTF radio broadcast (C+)
Miles Davis Quintet

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

1 If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) 12:44
2 So What (M. Davis) 12:35


1 If I Were a Bell
CD: Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1010

2 So What
CD: Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1010


This is the last of three recordings made at the Juan-les-Pins Festival. 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.

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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