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Miles Ahead session details

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July 8, 1991 (17 items; TT = 59:13)
Casino, Montreux (Switzerland)
Commercial for Warner Brothers

Miles Davis (tpt); Wallace Roney (tpt); Miles Evans (tpt); John D'Earth (tpt); Lew Soloff (tpt); Jack Walrath (tpt); John Clark (frh); Tom Varner (frh); Tom Malon (tb); David Bargeron (euph); Earl McIntyre (euph); David Taylor (euph); Conrad Herwig (euph); Howard Johnson (tu, bs); Kenny Garrett (ts); George Adams (reeds); Jerry Bergonzi (reeds); Alex Foster (reeds); Larry Schneider (reeds); Sal Giorgianni (reeds); Roger Rosenberg (reeds); Bob Malach (reeds); George Gruntz (p); Gil Goldstein (synth); Delmar Brown (synth); Mike Richmond (el-b); Carles Benavent (el-b); John Riley (perc); Kenwood Dennard (perc); Grady Tate (d); Anne O'Brien (fl); Julian Cawdri (fl); Hans-Peter Frehner (fl); Tillman Zahn (oboe); David Seghezzo (oboe); Xavier Dus (oboe); Judith Wenziker (oboe); Christian Rabe (bass); Rainer Erb (bass); Xenia Schindler (harp); Quincy Jones (arr, cond)

1 Solea (rehearsal (inc)) (G. Evans) 1:17
2 Introduction (Claude Nobs and Quincy Jones) 1:22
3 Boplicity (M. Davis-G. Evans) 3:40
4 Introduction to Miles Ahead medley (Quincy Jones) 0:09
5 Springsville (J. Carisi) 3:42
6 The Maids of Cadiz (L. Delibes) 3:36
7 The Duke (D. Brubeck) 4:00
8 My Ship (K. Weill-I. Gershwin) 4:10
9 Miles Ahead (M. Davis-G. Evans) 3:38
10 Blues for Pablo (G. Evans) 6:00
11 Introduction to Porgy and Bess medley (Quincy Jones) 0:27
12 Orgone [Gone] 4:10

Edited (3:48) on Warner Vision
13 Gone, Gone, Gone (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 1:47
14 Summertime (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin-D. Heyward) 2:54
15 Here Come de Honey Man (D. Heyward-G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:40
16 The Pan Piper (G. Evans) 3:04

Time listed as 1:04 on several releases
17 Solea (G. Evans) 11:37


1 Solea (rehearsal (inc))
Video: Warner Music Vision 7599-38342

2 Introduction (Claude Nobs and Quincy Jones)
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

3 Boplicity
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

4 Introduction to Miles Ahead medley (Quincy Jones)
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

5 Springsville
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472, R2 74363, 524923812
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

6 The Maids of Cadiz
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

7 The Duke
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

8 My Ship
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

9 Miles Ahead
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

10 Blues for Pablo
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

11 Introduction to Porgy and Bess medley (Quincy Jones)
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472

12 Orgone
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

13 Gone, Gone, Gone
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

14 Summertime
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Warner Jazz (UK) 8122 74863, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

15 Here Come de Honey Man
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

16 The Pan Piper
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Warner Jazz (UK) 8122 74863, 5249823812, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61

17 Solea
12" LP: Warner Brothers 9362-45221
CD: Warner Brothers 9362-45221, Warner Music 41836, Warner Jazz (UK) 5249823812, Columbia Legacy 9699 86824, Sony SICP 251/70, Rhino (F) 5249878472
Video: Eagle Vision EREDV886, Warner Music Vision WRLP-61


"Orgone" is a Gil Evans original, not to be confused with "Gone" from Porgy and Bess. The video versions of "Boplicity," "My Ship," "Blues For Pablo," "Gone," "Summertime," "Here Comes the Honey Man," and "Solea" are edits of album versions. The matrix numbers for the edited titles are the same as those used for the CD, with a prefix ("VI") added.

Listings from Warner Brothers assign the following matrix numbers and titles from this date:

KAA-007514 - Time After Time (2:56)
KAA-007515 - 'Round Midnight (2:15)
KAA-007516 - Miles Ahead (live) (0:46)
KAA-997517 - Maids of Cadiz (live) (4:31)
KAA-007518 - My Ship (live) (1:16)

It is not known whether the rehearsal pieces were recorded.

Carles Benavent's track was deleted from the CD release because his instrument was out of tune.

The Davis group left for a month-long European tour in late June:

June 28: Messehalle 4, Messegelände, Hamburg, Germany
June 30: Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich
July 1: Théâtre Antique, Vienne, France
July 2-3: days off in Paris
July 5: La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris
July 6: Parc des Fontanelles, Villeneuve sur Lot
July 7: Hyatt Hotel, Montreux, Switzerland
July 8: Casino, Montreux
July 9: unknown venue, Paris, France (rehearsal)
July 10: La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris
July 12: Auditorium, Château de Sully-sur-Loire, Sully-sur-Loire
July 14: Statenhal, Congresgebouw, The Hague, Holland
July 15: Paris: The French government makes Davis a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur July 16: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice, France
July 17: Jardin des Arènes de Cimiez, Nice
July 19: Royal Festival Hall, London, Great Britain
July 21: Chapiteaux, Andernos-les-Bains, France
July 23: Stadio Olimpico Curva, Rome, Italy
July 24: Teatro Piazza del Giorgione, Castelfranco Veneto
July 26: Chateau de Wiltz, Luxembourg
July 27: Uno City, Austria Center, Vienna, Austria

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