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Miles Ahead session details

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March 20, 1961 (4 items; TT = 27:45)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Show chatter

Miles Davis (tpt); Hank Mobley (ts); John Coltrane (ts); Wynton Kelly (p); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d)

1 Someday My Prince Will Come (take 8) (F.E. Churchill-L. Morey) 7:40
2 Someday My Prince Will Come (take 14) (F.E. Churchill-L. Morey) 5:40
3 Someday My Prince Will Come (take 15) (F.E. Churchill-L. Morey) 9:10

Add Coltrane (ts)
4 Old Folks (take 6) (D.L. Hill-W. Robison) 5:15


2 Someday My Prince Will Come (take 14)
12" LP: Columbia C5X 45000
CD: Columbia Legacy C4K 45000, Columbia Legacy C4K 86569, CBS/Sony 80DP 5430/3, Sony SICP 5037/40, Sony SICP 30218, Sony SICJ 30052/3, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 13)

3 Someday My Prince Will Come (take 15)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1656 (= CS 8456), Columbia 88765 48607, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL-1-177, Music on Vinyl MOV LP494, Analogue Productions APJ 8456-45, Nippon Columbia YS-208, Nippon Columbia SL-1084, CBS/Sony SONP 50213, CBS/Sony SOPL 157, CBS/Sony 18AP 2058, CBS/Sony 23AP 2558, CBS/Sony 28AP 2835, CBS/Sony 00AP 2076/81, Mosaic MQ9-191
CD: Columbia CK 40947, Columbia Legacy CK 65919, Columbia Legacy C6K 65833, Columbia Legacy C6K 90922, Columbia Legacy C2K 85475, Columbia Legacy CK 64616, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDCD 563, CBS/Sony 35DP 64, CBS/Sony 32DP 525, CBS/Sony CSCS 5143, CBS/Sony 80DP 872/5, Sony SRCS 5691/4, Sony SRCS 9105, Sony SRCS 2223/8, Sony SICP 651/6, Sony SRCS 9702, Sony SRCS 2493/4, Sony SRGS 4544, Sony SICP 818, Sony SICP 1208, Sony SICP 10085, Sony SICP 20077, Sony SICP 30218, Sony SICJ 30052/3, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 13)

4 Old Folks (take 6)
12" LP: Columbia CL 1656 (= CS 8456), Columbia 88765 48607, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL-1-177, Music on Vinyl MOV LP494, Analogue Productions APJ 8456-45, Nippon Columbia YS-208, Nippon Columbia SL-1084, CBS/Sony SONP 50213, CBS/Sony SOPL 157, CBS/Sony 18AP 2058, CBS/Sony 23AP 2558, CBS/Sony 28AP 2835
CD: Columbia CK 40947, Columbia Legacy CK 65919, Columbia Legacy CK 65038, Columbia Legacy 88883 75664, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory UDCD 563, CBS/Sony 35DP 64, CBS/Sony 32DP 525, CBS/Sony CSCS 5143, Sony SRCS 9105, Sony SRCS 9702, Sony SRGS 4544, Sony SICP 818, Sony SICP 1208, Sony SICP 10085, Sony SICP 20077, Sony SICP 30218, Sony SICJ 30052/3, Sony SICP 30521/9, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 13)


After returning from the European tour in September-October 1960, the Davis Quintet (with Jimmy Heath replacing Sonny Stitt) was booked for a week at the Regal Theatre in Chicago (October 21-27); Stitt rejoined the Quintet for two weeks at the Village Vanguard (November 15-27) and a week at the Howard Theatre in Washington (December 2-8), at which point he left for good. Davis quickly hired Hank Mobley, and the Quintet resumed touring: Cloister Club, Chicago (December 26-January 8); Bradford Hotel Storyville Room, Boston (January 23-28); a live jazz program for Chicago's WMBI-FM (February 6); Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo (February 25); Village Vanguard, New York (February 28-March 12); Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles (March 31); Blackhawk Supper Club, San Francisco (April 4-30); Foster's House of Jazz, Detroit (May 25-28).

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