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October 23, 1971 (9 items; TT = 116:34)
Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris (France)
Soundboard recording (B+)

Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Keith Jarrett (el-p, org); Michael Henderson (el-b); Ndugu Leon Chancler (d); Charles Don Alias (cga, perc); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Directions (J. Zawinul) 14:03

theme stated at 3:29 and 4:39
2 What I Say (M. Davis) 16:19
3 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:32
4 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 14:33
5 Yesternow (M. Davis) 15:38
6 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 11:48
7 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 15:31
8 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 23:48

Incomplete (16:07) on Jazz Masters
9 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause) (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 1:22


2 What I Say
Video: ORTF-TV, Hot Chocolate HC-013, Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 1 (DVD-R)

3 Sanctuary
Video: ORTF-TV, Hot Chocolate HC-013, Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 1 (DVD-R)

4 It's About That Time
Video: ORTF-TV, Hot Chocolate HC-013, Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 1 (DVD-R)

5 Yesternow
Video: ORTF-TV, Hot Chocolate HC-013, Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 1 (DVD-R)

6 Bitches Brew
Video: ORTF-TV, Hot Chocolate HC-013, Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 1 (DVD-R)

7 Honky Tonk
Video: ORTF-TV, Hot Chocolate HC-013, Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 1 (DVD-R)

8 Funky Tonk
CD: Jazz Masters JM 006


Jazz Masters JM 006 includes an incomplete version of "Funky Tonk" (16:07), listed as "Masqualero" and dated February 21, 1970.

Excerpts of this concert are included in a 30 minute TV broadcast from ORTF, Jazz Session: Newport à Paris: producteurs délégués André Francis, Henri Renaud, et Bernard Lion; réalization Bernard Lion. The music is titled "Jack Johnson (suite)" and includes the following: "What I Say" (0:49) [voiceover introduction]; "Sanctuary" (3:47); "It's About That Time" (incomplete, 12:01) (splice); "Yesternow" (incomplete, 1:02); "Bitches Brew" (11:50); "Honky Tonk" (incomplete, 0:24) [credits].

Jack De Johnette left the Davis Sextet late in the summer, and Davis hired Leon Chancler as his replacement. The Sextet made an extensive European tour in October-November with George Wein's "Newport Jazz Festival in Europe." The itinerary was as follows:

October 17: Kongress-Saal, Deutsches Museum, Munich (two concerts)
October 18: Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Frankfurt (two concerts)
October 19 (?) Stuttgart: Beethoven-Saal (two concerts)
October 21: Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan
October 22: Neue Stadthalle, Dietikon (two concerts)
October 23: Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris
October 26: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
October 27: Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris (two concerts)
October 29: De Doelen, Rotterdam
November 3: Dom Sindikata, Belgrade
November 5: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna
November 6: Philharmonie, Berlin
November 7: Universitets Aula, Uppsala
November 8: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 9: Chateau Neuf, Oslo
November 12: Sartory Festsaal, Cologne
November 13: Royal Festival Hall, London (two concerts)
November 14: Teatro della Fenice, Venice
November 15: Palazzo dello Sport, Bologna
November 16: Palazzo dello Sport, Turin
November 20: Sports Pavilion, Cascais

Many of these concerts were recorded, though some are not complete. Thanks to Hans-Dieter Klinger for information about the concerts in Germany at the beginning of the tour.

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