Miles Ahead session details

[Return to main page]

July 14, 1964 (8 items; TT = 53:58)
Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo (Japan)
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Sam Rivers (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Teruo Isono (ann)

1 Introduction (Teruo Isono) 1:10
2 If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) 10:14
3 My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 12:44
4 So What (M. Davis) 8:02
5 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 9:11
6 All of You (C. Porter) 11:18
7 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:52
8 Closing announcement (Teruo Isono) 0:27


1 Introduction (Teruo Isono)
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056

2 If I Were a Bell
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, Columbia CK 93585, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056, Sony SICP 853

3 My Funny Valentine
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056

4 So What
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056

5 Walkin'
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056

6 All of You
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056

7 The Theme (with applause)
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056

8 Closing announcement (Teruo Isono)
12" LP: CBS/Sony SONX 60064, CBS/Sony SOPL 162, CBS/Sony 18AP 2064, CBS/Sony 23AP 2564, CBS/Sony 25AP 762, CBS/Sony 28AP 2838, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93596, CBS/Sony 35DP 67, CBS/Sony 32DP 529, CBS/Sony CSCS 5146, Sony SRCS 9112, Sony SRCS 9746, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 824, Sony SICP 1213, Sony SICP 20056


George Coleman left the Davis Quintet in March or April 1964, leaving Davis once again without a saxophone player. Tony Williams recommended Rivers, a fellow Bostonian, to Davis, and Rivers joined the Quintet in April. There were some American dates before the Quintet left for a short Japanese tour, e.g. Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (April 3); Village Vanguard, New York (May 7-12). Although several Japanese concerts were booked, the Quintet apparently performed only three, possibly four: there are recordings from Hibaya Yagai Ongaku-do Hall, Tokyo (July 12), Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo (July 14), and Maruyama Ongaku-do Hall, Kyoto (July 15). There may have been a performance at Osaka Festival Hall on July 13 -- Davis mentions one in his autobiography -- but in the notes to Domino 891212, Japanese critic Tosiyuki Nomoto is quoted as saying that "the tape on the 13th has still slept in the warehouse of a broadcasting station. There is not a person who heard it." In any case, Rivers left the Quintet as soon as the group returned to the United States. Wayne Shorter was hired as his replacement, and joined the Quintet at the Hollywood Bowl on September 4.

All original content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons License