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Miles Ahead session details

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November 1, 1958 (6 items; TT = 19:19)
Spotlite Lounge, Washington DC
Mutual Network radio broadcast (B-)
Show chatter

Miles Davis (tpt); Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as); John Coltrane (ts); William "Red" Garland (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Steve Hamber (ann); Guy Wallace (ann)

1 Introduction (Guy Wallace) 0:05
2 Sid's Ahead [Weirdo] (M. Davis) 8:32
3 Introduction (Steve Hamber) 0:31
4 Bye Bye Blackbird (R. Henderson-M. Dixon) 6:19
5 Introduction (Steve Hamber) 0:24
6 Straight, No Chaser (incomplete) (T. Monk) 3:28


1 Introduction (Guy Wallace)
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402, United Archives NUA 10

2 Sid's Ahead
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402, United Archives NUA 10

3 Introduction (Steve Hamber)
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402, United Archives NUA 10

4 Bye Bye Blackbird
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402, United Archives NUA 10

5 Introduction (Steve Hamber)
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402, United Archives NUA 10

6 Straight, No Chaser (incomplete)
12" LP: Jazz Band EB 409
CD: Jazz Band EBCD 2101, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY ME-6402, United Archives NUA 10


This is from Mutual's Bandstand USA, which was broadcast live on Saturday nights beginning in 1956. Guy Wallace gives the opening announcement. Thanks to Walt Kraemer and Bill Mayhew for identifying Steve Hamber; he was apparently on the staff of the Mutual Network and despite a lack of interest in jazz was conscripted for this broadcast from the Spotlite Lounge.

The Sextet played at the Spotlite Lounge from October 29-November 2 (Wednesday-Sunday). Immediately after this engagement, they were booked for two weeks at the Village Vanguard, New York (November 4-16), and they played Town Hall, New York (Friday, November 28, 8:00 and 11:00 pm); Mosque Theatre, Newark NJ (November 29); Howard Theatre, Washington DC (December 12-18); Town Hall, New York (Saturday, December 27, 8:30 and 11:00 pm).--

Jazzband EB-418 (= EBCD-2101) includes a long version of "What is This Thing Called Love?" from an Art Ford Jazz Party session recorded on November 20, 1958. The group does not include Davis or any of the Sextet: the personnel is Art Farmer (tpt); Jimmy Cleveland (tb); Gigi Gryce (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); Kenny Burrell (g); Jimmy Jones (p); Bill Crow (b); Dave Barclay (d); and Candido (cga). In his closing announcement Ford mentions an upcoming Art Ford Jazz Party concert at the Mosque Theatre on Saturday, November 29: "This is Art Ford, this has been Jazz Party. Our discovery, Barry Miles, who started on Jazz Party, as well as Cannonball Adderley, Red Garland, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and Chris Nairobi (?), will be at the big jazz concert at the Mosque Theatre in Newark on November 29th. November 29th at the Mosque Theatre in Newark... Wait, Jazz Party... Till next week at our new time -- eight to nine-thirty, eight to nine-thirty, tell your friends -- this is Art Ford saying for Gerry Mulligan, Candido, and all the gang, so long from Jazz Party...

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