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November 3, 1973 (6 items; TT = 62:45)
Stadthalle, Vienna (Austria)
Österreischer Rundfunk TV broadcast (B+)
Miles Davis Septet

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)

1 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 12:27
2 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 5:41

Cga solo 4:57-5:41
3 Ife (M. Davis) 13:27

Rhythm box solo 12:06-13:02
4 Right Off (M. Davis) 4:56
5 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 6:36
6 Calypso Frelimo (with applause) (M. Davis) 19:38

Toward the end of his solo (14:12) Davis plays with the theme of "Untitled Original 730424c," first performed in the studio in April but played on six of the concerts during this tour. Cga solo 7:14-19:27


1 Turnaroundphrase
CD: Jazz Masters JM 003, Minotauro MD 4
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 2 (DVD-R), Discovery Jazz VIP 138

2 Tune in 5
CD: Jazz Masters JM 003, Minotauro MD 4
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 2 (DVD-R), Discovery Jazz VIP 138

3 Ife
CD: Jazz Masters JM 003, Minotauro MD 4
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 2 (DVD-R), Discovery Jazz VIP 138

4 Right Off
CD: Jazz Masters JM 003, Minotauro MD 4
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 2 (DVD-R), Discovery Jazz VIP 138

5 Funk
CD: Jazz Masters JM 003, Minotauro MD 4
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 2 (DVD-R), Discovery Jazz VIP 138

6 Calypso Frelimo (with applause)
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Godnoes Productions Volume 2 (DVD-R), Discovery Jazz VIP 138


Both Jazz Masters and Minotauro wrongly list the venue as Berlin Philharmonie and the date as November 1; and both include only the first 45 minutes.

Jazz Masters Minotauro

Turnaroundphrase, 12:13
Tune in 5, 3:51
Ife, 14:18
Unknown, 13:17

Turnaroundphrase/Tune in 5, 15:57
Ife, 14:26
Right Off, 13:13

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 (two concerts)
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.

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