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Miles Ahead session details

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January 27, 1970 (2 items; TT = 42:12)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss); Bennie Maupin (bcl); Chick Corea (el-p); Josef Zawinul (el-p); John McLaughlin (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Dave Holland (el-b); Billy Cobham (d); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc)

1 Lonely Fire (M. Davis) 21:07

Edited to 21:08 on Columbia C4K 65570 and equivalents: brief passages from LP version (e.g. 3:42-3:48 and 5:33-5:41) are excised
2 Guinnevere (D. Crosby) 21:05

Edited introduction on all issues prior to Mosaic MQ6-183 and Columbia C4K 65570

1 Lonely Fire
12" LP: Columbia PG 32866, CBS/Sony SOPW 5/6, CBS/Sony 20AP 1779/10, CBS/Sony 28AP 2159/60, CBS/Sony 36AP 1779/80, Mosaic MQ6-183
CD: Columbia C4K 65570, Columbia C4K 90924, Columbia C2K 63973, CBS/Sony 50DP 705/6, Sony SRCS 5713/4, Sony SRCS 9321/2, Sony 8837/40, Sony SICP 669/72, Sony SRCS 9737/8, Sony SRCS 836/7, Sony SICJ 30080/1, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

2 Guinnevere
12" LP: Columbia KC2 36278, CBS/Sony 36AP 1409/10, Mosaic MQ6-183
CD: Columbia C2K 46862, Columbia C4K 65570, Columbia C4K 90924, CBS/Sony CSCS 5340/1, Sony SRCS 9308/9, Sony SRCS 9759/60, Sony SICJ 30111/2, Sony SRCS 8837/40, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

The original edited version of "Guinnevere" (released in 1979 on Circle in the Round (CBS/Sony 36AP 1409/10), where its title is listed on the cover as "Guinnere") contains splices at 0:18 and 16:56; the introduction is shortened by about 1:23, and another 1:23 or so is removed from near the end, where the tune is faded out.

While larger groups were recording new compositions in the studio (fourteen sessions in the first half of 1970!), the Davis Sextet was very busy with live dates: Village Gate, New York (January 2-3, 6-10); Cellar Door, Washington (January 12-17); Spectrum, Philadelphia (January 18); Schwab Auditorium, Pennsylvania State University (February 14); Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor (February 21); Fillmore East, New York (March 6-7); Fillmore West, San Francisco (April 9-12); Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles (April 14-26); Both/And Club, San Francisco (April 28).

I am grateful to Fred Simon for help with this session.

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