Miles Ahead session details

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July 26, 1969 (10 items; TT = 64:16)
La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins (France)
ORTF radio broadcast (B)
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack De Johnette (d)

1 Introduction (André Francis) 0:26
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 6:18

Theme stated at 0:47
3 Spanish Key (M. Davis) 10:37

Corea plays with the "Milestones" theme from 7:40-8:17
4 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 2:54
5 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 8:29
6 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 8:46
7 No Blues (M. Davis) 13:35
8 Nefertiti (W. Shorter) 8:50
9 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:33

Incomplete (1:34) on Stardust CDR, where there is a splice at 0:06, and a voiceover announcement 0:48-1:01
10 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:48


1 Introduction (André Francis)
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

2 Directions
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

3 Spanish Key
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

4 I Fall in Love Too Easily
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

5 Masqualero
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

6 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

7 No Blues
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

8 Nefertiti
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

9 Sanctuary
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726

10 The Theme (with applause)
12" LP: Music on Vinyl MOV LP699
CD: Columbia 88725 41853, Mega Disc Legendary MD 0726


The Quintet performed twice at the Juan-les-Pins Festival, July 25 and 26, and both shows were recorded by ORTF for broadcast. Immediately after the second show the Quintet returned to the U.S. and resumed its busy touring schedule: Rutgers University Stadium, New Brunswick (July 27); Village Gate (July 29-August 10); Sheraton Park Hotel, French Lick (French Lick Jazz Festival) (July 31); The Spectrum, Philadelphia (August 15); Grant Park Theater, Chicago (August 22); Crosley Field, Cincinnati (Ohio Jazz Festival) (August 23); Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles (September 9-21).

The CDR Stardust 003 is about a half step sharp throughout, and there's an edit during "No Blues" which removes the voiceover announcement. This off-speed version has been circulating on tape for many years; the times listed above are from a speed-corrected version.

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