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Miles Ahead session details

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October 3, 1964 (6 items; TT = 47:11)
Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm (Sweden)
Sveriges Radio broadcast (B+)

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Unknown (ann)

1 Introduction 1:00
2 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 12:10
3 So What (M. Davis) 12:00
4 Stella by Starlight (N. Washington-V. Young) 10:27
5 Joshua (V. Feldman) 10:35

Incomplete (3:10 -- missing most of Davis's solo and the opening bars of Shorter's) on MCD 021
6 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:59

5 Joshua
CD: Moon MCD 021

Moon MCD 021 includes a fragment of "Joshua" as "Miles Impro," wrongly identifying it as from Paris, October 1. But it is really a slightly off-speed excerpt of this version. (The fragment on Moon is about 4.5% slow and includes 0:48-3:46 of the tune listed here.) Thanks to Tommaso Urbano for telling me about this error. Thanks also to Eric Jooris for sharing a copy of a recent SR re-broadcast of this concert.

The Davis Quintet embarked on a European tour in late September. The itinerary (with several gaps) was as follows:

September 25: Berlin Philharmonie
September 26: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
September 29: Le Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne
September 30: Kongresshaus, Zürich
October 1: Salle Pleyel, Paris (two concerts)
October 3: Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm
October 4: KB-Hallen, Copenhagen
October 6: Messuhalli, Helsinki
October 8: Stadthalle, Sindelfingen (two concerts)
October 11: Teatro dell' Arte, Milan

The Quintet was booked in other cities as well -- e.g. Barcelona and Frankfurt -- but I have been unable to find dates or confirm that these concerts occurred. Thanks to Flurin Casura for the advertisement for the Zürich concert.

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