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September 25, 1964 (6 items; TT = 57:17)
Philharmonie, Berlin (Germany)
Commercial for Columbia

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

1 Milestones (M. Davis) 8:57

Begins with Davis counting off the tempo (0:03)
2 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 12:37

Begins with stage chatter (0:05)
3 So What (M. Davis) 10:27
4 Stella by Starlight (N. Washington-V. Young) 12:53
5 Walkin' (R. Carpenter) 10:39
6 The Theme (M. Davis) 1:44


1 Milestones
12" LP: CBS (G) SBPG 62976, CBS/Sony SONP 50127, CBS/Sony SOPL 163, CBS/Sony 18AP 2065, CBS/Sony 23AP 2565, CBS/Sony 25AP 763, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93594, Jazz Door JD 12113/4, CBS/Sony 35DP 68, CBS/Sony 32DP 519, CBS/Sony CSCS 5147, Sony SRCS 9304, Sony SRCS 9708, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 825, Sony SICP 1214, Sony SICP 20080, Sony SICP 30221, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

2 Autumn Leaves
12" LP: CBS (G) SBPG 62976, CBS/Sony SONP 50127, CBS/Sony SOPL 163, CBS/Sony 18AP 2065, CBS/Sony 23AP 2565, CBS/Sony 25AP 763, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93594, Jazz Door JD 12113/4, CBS/Sony 35DP 68, CBS/Sony 32DP 519, CBS/Sony CSCS 5147, Sony SRCS 9304, Sony SRCS 9708, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 825, Sony SICP 1214, Sony SICP 20080, Sony SICP 30221, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

3 So What
12" LP: CBS (G) SBPG 62976, CBS/Sony SONP 50127, CBS/Sony SOPL 163, CBS/Sony 18AP 2065, CBS/Sony 23AP 2565, CBS/Sony 25AP 763, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93594, CBS/Sony 35DP 68, CBS/Sony 32DP 519, CBS/Sony CSCS 5147, Sony SRCS 9304, Sony SRCS 9708, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 825, Sony SICP 1214, Sony SICP 20080, Sony SICP 30221, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

4 Stella by Starlight
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93594, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 825, Sony SICP 30221, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

5 Walkin'
12" LP: CBS (G) SBPG 62976, CBS/Sony SONP 50127, CBS/Sony SOPL 163, CBS/Sony 18AP 2065, CBS/Sony 23AP 2565, CBS/Sony 25AP 763, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93594, Columbia CK 93585, CBS/Sony 35DP 68, CBS/Sony 32DP 519, CBS/Sony CSCS 5147, Sony SRCS 9304, Sony SRCS 9708, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 825, Sony SICP 1214, Sony SICP 853, Sony SICP 20080, Sony SICP 30221, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

6 The Theme
12" LP: CBS (G) SBPG 62976, CBS/Sony SONP 50127, CBS/Sony SOPL 163, CBS/Sony 18AP 2065, CBS/Sony 23AP 2565, CBS/Sony 25AP 763, Columbia C2 38506, Mosaic MQ10-226
CD: Columbia C7K 90840, Columbia CK 93594, Jazz Door JD 12113/4, CBS/Sony 35DP 68, CBS/Sony 32DP 519, CBS/Sony CSCS 5147, Sony SRCS 9304, Sony SRCS 9708, Sony SICP 620/5, Sony SICP 825, Sony SICP 1214, Sony SICP 20080, Sony SICP 30221, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922


This is a broadcast recording from the Berliner Jazztage 1964. "Stella by Starlight" was unissued until Mosaic and Sony released the boxed set of the 1963-64 quintet recordings.

The Davis Quintet embarked on a European tour in late September. The itinerary (with several gaps) was as follows:

September 25: Berlin Philharmonie
September 26: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
September 29: Le Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne
September 30: Kongresshaus, Zürich
October 1: Salle Pleyel, Paris (two concerts)
October 3: Johanneshov Isstadion, Stockholm
October 4: KB-Hallen, Copenhagen
October 6: Messuhalli, Helsinki
October 8: Stadthalle, Sindelfingen (two concerts)
October 11: Teatro dell' Arte, Milan

The Quintet was booked in other cities as well -- e.g. Barcelona and Frankfurt -- but I have been unable to find dates or confirm that these concerts occurred. Thanks to Flurin Casura for the advertisement for the Zürich concert.

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