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Miles Ahead session details

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June 13, 1967 (2 items; TT = 10:19)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d)

1 Capricorn (take 8) (W. Shorter) 8:26
2 Madness (rehearsal) (H. Hancock) 1:53

1 Capricorn (take 8)
12" LP: Columbia PC 34396, CBS/Sony 18AP 2072, CBS/Sony 23AP 2572, CBS/Sony 25AP 314, Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia Legacy C6K 67398, Columbia Legacy C6K 90925, CBS/Sony 32DP 727, Sony SRCS 5710, Sony SRCS 9307, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8, Sony SRCS 9736, Sony SICP 831, Sony SICJ 30072, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 29)

2 Madness (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ10-177
CD: Columbia Legacy C6K 67398, Columbia Legacy C6K 90925, Sony SRCS 8575/80, Sony SICP 663/8

The short rehearsal take of "Madness," which is an excerpt of a longer performance, is very different from the version recorded on June 23.

"Capricorn" was not issued by Columbia until 1976, by which time Shorter's own remake of it on his Blue Note record Super Nova (recorded in August 1969) was familiar.

This is another in the ongoing series of New York studio sessions during May-July 1967. These sessions allowed the Quintet to develop new repertoire centered around original compositions. Only a few of these tunes -- "Masqualero," "Nefertiti," and "Riot" -- became staples of the Quintet's live performances, however.

After returning from the west coast in mid-May, the Quintet was booked at the Village Vanguard (June 2-4), then went to the Village Gate (July 4-16 opposite Dizzy Gillespie, and August 15-27 opposite Ornette Coleman). They also played at The Watts Summer Festival, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, on August 21-22.

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