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November 7, 1971 (9 items; TT = 82:17)
Universitets Aula, Uppsala (Sweden)
Sveriges Radio broadcast (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 Introduction 0:30
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 12:41

Theme stated at 3:29, 4:21
3 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 10:09
4 What I Say (M. Davis) 13:59
5 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:43
6 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 12:19
7 Yesternow (M. Davis) 10:49

Incomplete (3:45) on MD-1 and Mega Disc CDR
8 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 16:50
9 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause) (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 1:17


2 Directions
12" LP: Miles MD-1
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

3 Honky Tonk
12" LP: Miles MD-1
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

4 What I Say
12" LP: Miles MD-1
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

5 Sanctuary
12" LP: Miles MD-1
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

6 It's About That Time
12" LP: Miles MD-1
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

7 Yesternow
12" LP: Miles MD-1
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

8 Funky Tonk
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2

9 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause)
CD: Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1107-1/2


There are two different broadcast recordings of this music in circulation. One begins with a female announcer introducing the band, and concludes with her closing announcement at about 5:50 of "Yesternow." The other begins with "Directions" and concludes with a male announcer's closing announcement at about 3:34 of "Yesternow." The minor discrepancies in times are due to differences in tape speed. The last 30 minutes of the concert appears not to have been broadcast, though the recordings obviously exist.

The indexes on the Mega Disc CD are not in the correct places, but the sound quality is much improved over the LP and early CD-R versions.

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: Thé√Ętre Nationale Populaire, Paris
October 26: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
October 27: Thé√Ętre 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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