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November 8, 1971 (8 items; TT = 91:24)
Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Danmarks 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 Directions (J. Zawinul) 14:23

Theme stated at 3:41, 4:47
2 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 11:18
3 What I Say (M. Davis) 15:00
4 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:59
5 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 13:57
6 Yesternow (M. Davis) 13:41

Incomplete (2:05) on video
7 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 17:40
8 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause) (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 1:26


1 Directions
CD: Premier no number

2 Honky Tonk
CD: Premier no number

3 What I Say
CD: Premier no number

4 Sanctuary
CD: Premier no number

5 It's About That Time
CD: Premier no number

6 Yesternow
CD: Premier no number
Video: Danish Radio TV

7 Funky Tonk
CD: Premier no number
Video: Danish Radio TV

8 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause)
CD: Premier no number
Video: Danish Radio TV


The Danmarks Radio TV broadcast lists the venue as Newport Jazzfestivalen i Tivolis Konsertsal.

Several of the titles and indexes are wrong on Premier:

Side 1: Directions (14:13); Honky Tonk (10:52); Sivad (4:54); What I Say (9:50); Sanctuary (3:58).

Side 2: Funky Tonk (14:20); Yesternow (14:33); Facing You (Kieth solo [sic]) (6:16); Inamorata (11:04).

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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