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November 1, 1969 (9 items; TT = 65:23)
Hammersmith Odeon, London (United Kingdom)
Audience recording (C)

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack De Johnette (d)

1 Introduction 0:08
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 7:39

Theme stated at 0:30
3 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 15:10
4 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 18:01
5 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 3:21
6 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:00
7 No Blues (M. Davis) 4:47
8 Paraphernalia (W. Shorter) 0:27
9 Masqualero (with applause) (W. Shorter) 12:50


The Davis Quintet played two concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon on this date. This is the second concert. (Where is the first?) The Quintet toured Europe in October-November 1969 as part of the Newport Jazz Festival in Europe produced by George Wein. The itinerary was as follows:

October 26: Teatro Lirico, Milan (two concerts)
October 27: Teatro Sistina, Rome
October 31: Stadthalle, Vienna
November 1: Hammersmith Odeon, London (two concerts)
November 2: Ronnie Scott's Club, London
November 3: Salle Pleyel, Paris (two concerts)
November 4: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 5: Folkets Hus, Stockholm (two concerts)
November 7: Philharmonie, Berlin
November 8: Sart Tilman, Liège
November 9: De Doelen, Rotterdam.

Most of the performances from this tour were recorded, though some are not complete.

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