Miles Ahead session details

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October 26, 1969 (16 items; TT = 124:00)
Teatro Lirico, Milan (Italy)
Audience recording (C+)
Miles Davis Quintet

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

First concert
1 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 13:57
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 9:10

Theme stated at 0:56
3 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 15:20
4 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 12:36
5 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 2:38
6 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:33
7 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:14

Second concert
8 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 13:24
9 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 13:17
10 Nefertiti (W. Shorter) 9:36
11 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 9:35
12 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 1:10
13 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 10:01

Splice at 9:21
14 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 0:08
15 Spanish Key (M. Davis) 9:03

Corea plays drums during Shorter solo
16 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:18


The Davis Quintet toured Europe in October-November 1969 as part of the Newport Jazz Festival in Europe produced by George Wein. The itinerary was as follows:

October 26: Teatro Lirico, Milan (two concerts);
October 27: Teatro Sistina, Rome;
October 31: Stadthalle, Vienna;
November 1: Hammersmith Odeon, London (two concerts);
November 2: Ronnie Scott's Club, London;
November 3: Salle Pleyel, Paris (two concerts);
November 4: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen;
November 5: Folkets Hus, Stockholm (two concerts);
November 7: Philharmonie, Berlin;
November 8: Sart Tilman, Li├Ęge;
November 9: De Doelen, Rotterdam.

Most of the performances from this tour were recorded, though some are not complete.

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