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October 6, 1964 (7 items; TT = 35:37)
Messuhalli, Helsinki (Finland)
Yleisradio (YLE) broadcast (B+)

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

1 Introduction 1:57
2 Autumn Leaves (J. Prevert-J. Mercer-J. Kosma) 11:15
3 So What (M. Davis) 8:01
4 Stella by Starlight (N. Washington-V. Young) 8:37
5 Walkin' (incomplete) (R. Carpenter) 5:08

Splice at 3:19 after Williams' drum break; ts and beginning of p solo missing
6 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:19
7 Closing announcement 0:20


This performance was recently re-broadcast by the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle. Thanks to Tapani Taka for sharing it with me.

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
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.

I am grateful to Tommaso Urbano for help with this session.

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