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November 2, 1969 (7 items; TT = 36:27)
Ronnie Scott's Club, London (United Kingdom)
BBC-2 TV broadcast (B)

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

1 Bitches Brew (inc) (M. Davis) 2:14
2 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 12:56
3 No Blues (M. Davis) 8:06
4 This (C. Corea) 5:02
5 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 3:40
6 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:07
7 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:22


1 Bitches Brew (inc)
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001

2 It's About That Time
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001

3 No Blues
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001

4 This
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001

5 I Fall in Love Too Easily
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001

6 Sanctuary
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001

7 The Theme (with applause)
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001


On LFYE 002 the titles are listed as follows: "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" (15:13); "No Blues" (13:08); "I Fall in Love Too Easily/Sanctuary/The Theme" (8:13).

This performance was filmed by the BBC and broadcast on Jazz Scene in three or four pieces in 1970. Apparently the master video tapes were re-used in the 1970s. The Davis 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, Li`ge;
November 9: De Doelen, Rotterdam.

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

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