Miles Ahead session details

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November 7, 1967 (12 items; TT = 95:15)
Stadthalle, Karlsruhe (Germany)
S├╝dwestfunk TV broadcast (B-)
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Joachim-Ernst Berendt (ann)

1 Introduction (Joachim-Ernst Berendt) 4:20

Incomplete (2:21) on video; edited (0:54) on Sony DVD
2 Agitation (M. Davis) 6:55

Incomplete on Tempo di Jazz (6:34) and video (6:43)
3 Footprints (W. Shorter) 9:40

Incomplete on Tempo di Jazz (6:06) and video (6:03)
4 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 7:42
5 No Blues (M. Davis) 14:57
6 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 10:33
7 I Fall in Love Too Easily (inc) (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 11:34

There is a splice in the tape at 8:42 (during the first chorus of Hancock's solo). Incomplete (5:49) on Mega Disc Luxury and So What CDR
8 Riot (H. Hancock) 3:54
9 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 9:16
10 On Green Dolphin Street (N. Washington-B. Kaper) 9:16

Fragment, not listed, on Tempo di Jazz (0:14) and video (0:12)
11 Gingerbread Boy (J. Heath) 6:06

Incomplete on Tempo di Jazz (5:14) and video (5:34)
12 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 1:02


1 Introduction (Joachim-Ernst Berendt)
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

2 Agitation
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

3 Footprints
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

4 'Round Midnight
CD: Luxury TOE 1/2

5 No Blues
CD: Luxury TOE 1/2

6 Masqualero
CD: Luxury TOE 1/2

7 I Fall in Love Too Easily (inc)
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

8 Riot
CD: Luxury TOE 1/2

9 Walkin'
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

10 On Green Dolphin Street
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

11 Gingerbread Boy
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number

12 The Theme (with applause)
CD: Tempo di Jazz CDTJ 703, Luxury TOE 1/2
Video: Columbia 86975 24922, Columbia 88697 94053, Hot Chocolate HC-020, Impro Jazz 518, Mega Vision no number


An excerpt of this concert was broadcast on S├╝dwestfunk TV, and it is this broadcast is the source for the Sony DVD. Several of the tunes are edited:

  1. Introduction by Joachim-Ernst Berendt (0:59)
  2. Agitation (edited, 6:43)
  3. Footprints (edited, 6:03)
  4. I Fall in Love Too Easily (inc, 11:34)
  5. Walkin' (9:17)
  6. Gingerbread Boy (edited, 5:34)
  7. The Theme (0:28)

The pitch on Luxury TOE 1/2 is slightly flat (about 30 cents), though the sound is otherwise superior to the previous issues.

Two short excerpts from this show -- the beginning (0:28) of "I Fall in Love Too Easily" and part of Davis's solo on "Footprints" (1:26) -- are included in a 1970 BBC broadcast of Faces of Jazz.

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. Davis apparently left the tour early after a dispute with producer George Wein. The rest of the Quintet performed the final concert or two of the tour as "The Wayne Shorter Quartet."

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