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Miles Ahead session details

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June 19, 1968 (1 item; TT = 8:03)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

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

1 Petits Machins (Little Stuff) (take 5) [Eleven] (M. Davis) 8:03

1 Petits Machins (Little Stuff) (take 5)
12" LP: Columbia CS 9750, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 2-45438, CBS/Sony SONP 50052, CBS/Sony SOPL 169, CBS/Sony 18AP 2074, CBS/Sony 23AP 2574, CBS/Sony 25AP 769, Columbia C5X 45000, Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia CK 46116, Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia CK 86555, Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Columbia C2K 85475, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2148, CBS/Sony 32DP 729, CBS/Sony CSCS 5150, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SRCS 9306, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SRCS 9712, Sony SRCS 2493/4, Sony SICP 20162/3, Sony SIGP 13, Sony SICP 832, Sony SICJ 30074 Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

The tune is listed as "F, F, & F" on the track sheet, and also as "Attilio the Hun(-gry One)." (Attilio is Teo Macero's first name.) The theme is the same as "Eleven," later recorded by Gil Evans. Evans is probably at least co-composer.

These sessions in June are Carter's last with the Davis Quintet. Miroslav Vitous replaced him for a week at the Village Gate (July 16-28), but Carter was apparently back for the Laurel Jazz Festival (August 2). Dave Holland replaced him in mid-August, in time for a one-week engagement at Count Basie's Club in New York. Chick Corea replaced Hancock by the time the Quintet played a week at Peyton Place, Baltimore (September 17-22). The new Quintet returned to Columbia Studios on September 24, then went back on the road: Chicago's Plugged Nickel Club (September 25-29), Royce Hall on the UCLA campus (October 5), Las Lomas High School Auditorium, Walnut Creek (October 6), San Francisco's Both/And Club (October 8-20), Shelly's Manne-Hole (October 22-November 3).

The notes to CS 9750 wrongly list Corea and Holland on this tune and Hancock and Carter on "Frelon Brun (Brown Hornet)" -- just the reverse.

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