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Miles Ahead session details

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October 11, 1964 (6 items; TT = 59:05)
Teatro dell' Arte, Milan (Italy)
Radio Televisione Italian (RAI) TV broadcast (B-)

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

1 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 13:50
2 My Funny Valentine (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 11:47
3 All Blues (M. Davis) 13:40
4 All of You (C. Porter) 10:38
5 Joshua (V. Feldman) 8:52
6 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:18

1 Autumn Leaves
CD: Moon MCD 063, RLR 88629
Video: Impro Jazz 525

2 My Funny Valentine
CD: RLR 88629
Video: Impro Jazz 525

3 All Blues
CD: RLR 88629
Video: Impro Jazz 525

4 All of You
CD: RLR 88629
Video: Impro Jazz 525

5 Joshua
CD: RLR 88629
Video: Impro Jazz 525

6 The Theme (with applause)
CD: RLR 88629
Video: Impro Jazz 525

The Davis Quintet embarked on a European tour, the USA Jazz Festival, in late September. In addition to the Davis Quintet, several other groups were involved, though I don't know if they all performed at every stop on the tour: George Russell Sextet; Roland Kirk Quartet; Dave Brubeck Quartet; and some others. 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 5: Mässhallen, Gothenburg
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, and to Frederik Adlers for telling me about the Gothenburg date. Apparently the drummer for Papa Celestine's Original Tuxedo Jazz Band was sick that day and Tony Williams stepped in to take his place. He brought the house down!

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