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November 1, 1967 (3 items; TT = 15:29)
Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki (Finland)
Yleisradio (YLE) broadcast (B-)
Miles Davis Quintet

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

1 Introduction 1:03
2 Footprints (W. Shorter) 9:14
3 'Round Midnight (incomplete, with voiceover) (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 5:12

Faded at 5:12; voiceover announcement 5:05-5:10


1 Introduction
CD: Domino 891209

2 Footprints
CD: Domino 891209

3 'Round Midnight (incomplete, with voiceover)
CD: Domino 891209


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.

Thanks to John Keisers for correctly identifying the venue and broadcast source.

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