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November 19, 1973 (7 items; TT = 59:21)
Rainbow Theatre, London (United Kingdom)
Band recording (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 fragment
1 Turnaroundphrase (incomplete) (M. Davis) 14:18

Cut off at 14:18
2 Tune in 5 (incomplete) (M. Davis) 7:36

Begins mid-tpt solo
3 Ife (M. Davis) 15:53
4 Calypso Frelimo (incomplete) (M. Davis) 6:49

Second fragment
5 For Dave (incomplete) [Mr. Foster] (M. Davis) 2:59
6 Right Off (M. Davis) 3:12
7 Funk (with applause) [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 8:34

Henderson and Lucas play the "Billy Preston" vamp from 2:44-5:33; cga solo 5:33-8:03


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 12-13: 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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