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June 21, 1968 (1 item; TT = 11:59)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

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

1 Filles de Kilimanjaro (new take 8/new take 2) (M. Davis) 11:59

Edited in two parts (3:08, 4:47) on Columbia 44652

1 Filles de Kilimanjaro (new take 8/new take 2)
45 rpm: Columbia 4-44652
12" LP: Columbia CS 9750, Mobile Fidelity Sound Laboratory MFSL 2-45438, Columbia C5X 45000, 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 Legacy C4K 45000, Columbia Legacy C4K 86569, Columbia Legacy CK 86555, Columbia Legacy C6K 67398, Columbia Legacy 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, Sony SICJ 30074, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 31)

The Quintet devoted nearly an hour, spanning two reels of tape, to this tune; the issued version was assembled from a number of incomplete takes.

This is Carter's last session 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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