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Miles Ahead session details

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June 20, 1968 (2 items; TT = 28:39)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

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

1 Tout de Suite (take 5) (M. Davis) 14:36
2 Tout de Suite (take 9) (M. Davis) 14:03


1 Tout de Suite (take 5)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia CK 86555, Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SIGP 13, Sony SICP 832, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

2 Tout de Suite (take 9)
12" LP: Columbia CS 9750, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 2-45438, CBS/Sony SONP 50052, CBS/Sony SOPL 169, CBS/Sony 18AP 2074, CBS/Sony 23AP 2574, CBS/Sony 25AP 769, Columbia C5X 45000, Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia CK 46116, Columbia C4K 45000, Columbia C4K 86569, Columbia CK 86555, Columbia C6K 67398, Columbia C6K 90925, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDSACD 2148, CBS/Sony 32DP 729, CBS/Sony CSCS 5150, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SRCS 9306, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SRCS 9712, Sony SIGP 13, Sony SICP 832, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922


The Quintet had attempted this tune during a short rejected session on May 21. This time they're ready for it. Of the more than 45 minutes devoted to the tune during this session, the two takes listed here are the only complete ones.

These sessions in June are Carter's last with the Davis Quintet. Miroslav Vitous replaced him for a week at the Village Gate (July 16-28), but Carter was apparently back for the Laurel Jazz Festival (August 2). Dave Holland replaced him in mid-August, in time for a one-week engagement at Count Basie's Club in New York. Chick Corea replaced Hancock by the time the Quintet played a week at Peyton Place, Baltimore (September 17-22). The new Quintet returned to Columbia Studios on September 24, then went back on the road: Chicago's Plugged Nickel Club (September 25-29), Royce Hall on the UCLA campus (October 5), Las Lomas High School Auditorium, Walnut Creek (October 6), San Francisco's Both/And Club (October 8-20), Shelly's Manne-Hole (October 22-November 3).

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