Miles Ahead session details

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June 22, 1967 (3 items; TT = 23:53)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Quintet

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

1 Hand Jive (take 6) (T. Williams) 6:47
2 Hand Jive (take 9) (T. Williams) 8:13

As the tune winds down, Davis says "Teo..."
3 Hand Jive (take 11) (T. Williams) 8:53


1 Hand Jive (take 6)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8

2 Hand Jive (take 9)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Columbia CK 65681, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8

3 Hand Jive (take 11)
12" LP: Columbia CL 2794 (= CS 9594), Music on Vinyl MOV LP031, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 2-45436, CBS/Sony SONP 50186, CBS/Sony SONP 52049, CBS/Sony SOPL 167, CBS/Sony 18AP 2071, CBS/Sony 23AP 2571, CBS/Sony 25AP 767, Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia CK 46113, Columbia CK 65681, Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, CBS/Sony 32DP 726, CBS/Sony CSCS 5149, Sony SRCS 9116, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SRCS 9747, Sony SRGS 4521, Sony SICP 829, Sony SICP 1218


This is another in the ongoing series of New York studio sessions during May-July 1967. These sessions allowed the Davis 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.

Three complete takes of a tune are very unusual for this group in the studio. Davis and Williams play especially well on take 9, but the issued version (take 11) is more polished.

After returning from the west coast, 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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