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October 28, 1967 (9 items; TT = 62:11)
Koninging Elisabethzaal, Antwerp (Belgium)
Belgian Radio and Television (BRT) radio broadcast (B+)
Miles Davis Quintet

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

1 Agitation (M. Davis) 5:26
2 Footprints (W. Shorter) 9:37
3 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 7:38
4 No Blues (M. Davis) 11:20
5 Riot (H. Hancock) 3:40
6 On Green Dolphin Street (N. Washington-B. Kaper) 8:26
7 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 8:53
8 Gingerbread Boy (J. Heath) 5:56
9 The Theme (M. Davis) 1:15


1 Agitation
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Columbia 88697 94870, Sony SICP-3316, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

2 Footprints
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

3 'Round Midnight
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

4 No Blues
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

5 Riot
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

6 On Green Dolphin Street
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Columbia 88697 94870, Sony SICP-3316, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

7 Masqualero
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

8 Gingerbread Boy
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Columbia 88697 94870, Sony SICP-3316, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015

9 The Theme
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP421
CD: Columbia 88697 94053, Jazzman JM 11742, Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042, Abstract Expression AE CD 0015


Two early bootleg CD issues of this concert are confusingly different (probably due to variation in tape speed of the analog master tapes):

Jazzman JM 11742 Jazz Birdies of Paradise J-Bop 042

Agitation (first two notes missing), 5:32
Footprints, 9:45
'Round Midnight, 7:41
No Blues, 11:22
Riot + Applause (0:03), 3:33
On Green Dolphin Street, 8:09
Masqualero (first note missing), 8:55
Applause (0:03) + Gingerbread Boy, 6:05
The Theme + Applause (0:19), 1:19

Agitation (inc; fade in as theme ends), 5:41
Footprints, 10:28
'Round Midnight, 7:43
No Blues, 11:58
Riot + Applause (0:03), 3:45
Applause (0:03) + On Green Dolphin Street, 8:40
Masqualero + Applause (0:03), 8:53
Gingerbread Boy, 6:15
The Theme + Applause (0:11), 1:05

The applause spliced in at the end is from a different show.

In fact, both CD versions are slightly slow (about 20 cents); the times above are taken from a copy of the tape used for the original broadcast. A Mega Disc CD-R is basically a copy of the Jazzman disc, though there are a few editing errors (repeated notes, wrongly-placed indexes, etc.). The version included in Sony's 2010 Live in Europe 1967 is from a Belgian Radio and Television master tape.

The Quintet played several venues in Europe in late October-early November 1967 as part of the "Newport Jazz Festival in Europe" produced by George Wein. According to Billboard magazine, groups from the tour were booked in the following cities, although each booking involved a subset of the groups involved: Baden (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Belfast (Ireland), Berlin (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dublin (Ireland), Epernay (France), Helsinki (Finland), Karlsruhe (Germany), Lecco (Italy), London (England), Lugano (Switzerland), Lyons (France), Mainz (Germany), Paris (France), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden). The Quintet, usually paired with the Archie Shepp Quintet, was booked in ten cities:

October 28: Koninging Elisabethzaal, Antwerp
October 29: Hammersmith Odeon, London
October 30: De Doelen, Rotterdam
October 31: Konserthuset, Stockholm
November 1: Kulturhuset, Helsinki
November 2: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 4: Philharmonie, Berlin
November 5: Lecco, Como
November 6: Salle Pleyel, Paris
November 7: Stadthalle, Karlsruhe

Also on the tour were the Thelonious Monk Octet, the Gary Burton Quartet with Larry Coryell, Sarah Vaughan and the Bob James Trio, and many others.

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