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October 24, 1973 (14 items; TT = 134:18)
Stadsteatern, Malmö (Sweden)
Sveriges Radio broadcast (B)

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

First concert
1 Turnaroundphrase (incomplete) (M. Davis) 11:05
2 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 7:49

Cga solo 6:55-7:39
3 Untitled Original 730424c (M. Davis) 10:07
4 Ife (M. Davis) 17:28
5 Right Off (M. Davis) 4:32
6 Funk (with applause) [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 11:10

Second concert
7 Band warming up 0:32
8 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 10:01
9 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 8:19
10 Ife (M. Davis) 21:10
11 Right Off (M. Davis) 3:17
12 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 5:26
13 Zimbabwe (M. Davis) 9:22
14 Calypso Frelimo (with applause) (M. Davis) 14:00

Cga solo 11:18-14:55


According to Jan Lohmann, the complete "Turnaroundphrase" (first concert) is 12:30 long.

The Davis Septet took part in the "Newport Jazz Festival in Europe" tour produced by George Wein. The itinerary was as follows:

October 24: Stadsteatern, Malmö (two concerts)
October 25: Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Århus
October 27: Konserthuset, Stockholm
October 29: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 1: Philharmonie, Berlin (two concerts?)
November 2: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen
November 3: Stadthalle, Vienna
November 7: Dom Sindikata, Belgrade
November 10: Palazzo dello Sport, Bologna
November 12: Palau de la Musica, Barcelona
November 13: Palau de la Musica, Barcelona
November 15: Palais des Sports, Paris
November 17: De Doelen, Rotterdam
November 18: Glasgow Apollo (formerly Green's Playhouse), Glasgow
November 19: Rainbow Theatre, London (two concerts)
November 21: Unknown venue, Bordeaux

There may have been other concerts as well, but I have not been able to locate advertisements or reviews.

The complete version of the second concert is an audience recording. I have encountered two different incomplete broadcast recordings of the second concert, both sonically better than the complete version:

Broadcast 1
Turnaroundphrase (inc), 7:30
Tune in 5, 8:25
Ife (inc), 10:31
Right Off, 3:21
Funk (Prelude, Part 1), 5:29
Zimbabwe, 9:30
Calypso Frelimo, 14:36

Broadcast 2
Introduction, 1:04
Zimbabwe (inc), 8:11
Calypso Frelimo (inc), 6:53
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