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November 15, 1973 (10 items; TT = 94:48)
Palais des Sports, Paris (France)
ORTF 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)

1 Introduction 1:39
2 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 10:02

Incomplete (8:25) on Jazz Masters
3 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 6:38
4 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 7:55
5 Ife (M. Davis) 16:29

Incomplete (14:55) on Jazz Masters
6 Right Off (M. Davis) 10:21
7 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 7:55
8 For Dave [Mr. Foster] (M. Davis) 16:30

Voiceover announcement 1:55-2:17
9 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 1:21
10 Calypso Frelimo (with applause, closing announcement) (M. Davis) 15:58

Cga solo 12:22-15:30


2 Turnaroundphrase
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

3 Tune in 5
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

4 Turnaroundphrase
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

5 Ife
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

8 For Dave
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

9 Tune in 5
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

10 Calypso Frelimo (with applause, closing announcement)
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016


Jazz Masters JM 016 contains incomplete versions of several titles. Tracks are wrongly indexed as well:

  1. 1. Turnaroundphrase (inc, 8:23) + Tune in 5 (inc, 2:00)
  2. Tune in 5 (inc, 4:25) + Turnaroundphrase (7:35) + Applause (not in original, 0:10)
  3. Ife (inc, 15:22)
  4. For Dave (inc, 14:34) + Tune in 5 (1:20)
  5. Calypso Frelimo (15:17)

Parts of the concert have been broadcast on ORTF:

  1. Introduction (André Francis) (0:38)
  2. Turnaroundphrase (9:49)
  3. Tune in 5 (6:33)
  4. Turnaroundphrase (7:51)
  5. Ife (16:14)
  6. Right Off (10:25)
  7. Funk (inc, 5:16)
  1. Ife (with voiceover, Pierre Bouteiller) (16:22)
  2. Right Off (10:25)
  3. Funk (inc) (5:16)
  4. Announcement (0:40)
  5. For Dave (with voiceover) - Tune in 5 (18:35)
  6. Calypso Frelimo (inc) (11:15)

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: L'Entrepôt Lainé, Bordeaux

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

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