Miles Ahead session details

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May 17, 1967 (4 items; TT = 29:02)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Quintet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

1 Masqualero (take 1) (W. Shorter) 7:02
2 Masqualero (take 3) (W. Shorter) 8:02
3 Masqualero (take 5) (W. Shorter) 8:50
4 The Sorcerer (take 5) (H. Hancock) 5:08


1 Masqualero (take 1)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8

2 Masqualero (take 3)
CD: Columbia 88985 35737

3 Masqualero (take 5)
12" LP: Columbia CL 2732 (= CS 9532), Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 2-45435, Columbia C5X 45000, Nippon Columbia YS-952, CBS/Sony SONP 50185, CBS/Sony SOPL 166, CBS/Sony 18AP 2070, CBS/Sony 23AP 2570, CBS/Sony 25AP 766, Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia CK 52974, Columbia CK 65680, Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Columbia CK 65945, CBS/Sony 32DP 725, Sony SRCS 5708, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SRCS 9115, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SRCS 9735, Sony SRCS 2230, Sony SIGP 27, Sony SICP 828, Sony SICP 1217

4 The Sorcerer (take 5)
12" LP: Columbia CL 2732 (= CS 9532), Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 2-45435, Nippon Columbia YS-952, CBS/Sony SONP 50185, CBS/Sony SOPL 166, CBS/Sony 18AP 2070, CBS/Sony 23AP 2570, CBS/Sony 25AP 766, CBS/Sony 00AP 2076/81, Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia CK 52974, Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Columbia CK 65680, CBS/Sony 32DP 725, Sony SRCS 5708, CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5, Sony SRCS 5691/4, Sony SRCS 9115, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SRCS 9735, Sony SIGP 27, Sony SICP 828, Sony SICP 1217


This is the second of several New York studio sessions during May-July 1967. These sessions allowed the Quintet to develop new repertoire centered around original compositions. Only a few of these tunes -- "Masqualero," "Nefertiti," and "Riot" -- became staples of the Quintet's live performances, however.

"Masqualero" remained in the live book until 1970, although Davis dropped the tune when Shorter left in March 1970. (It only appears once, at the Fillmore West in April 1970, after that.) Hancock and Carter recorded "The Sorcerer," along with "Riot" and "Speak Like a Child," for Hancock's album Speak Like a Child in March 1968.

After returning from the west coast in mid-May, the Quintet was booked at the Village Vanguard (June 2-4), then went to the Village Gate (July 4-16 opposite Dizzy Gillespie, and August 15-27 opposite Ornette Coleman).

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