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February 4, 1983 (9 items; TT = 98:46)
Paramount Theatre, Austin TX
Audience recording (unkn)

Miles Davis (tpt, synth); William D. "Bill" Evans (ss, ts); John Scofield (g); Mike Stern (g); Tom Barney (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

First or second concert
1 Band warming up 0:51
2 Come Get It (M. Davis) 5:07
3 Star People [New Blues] (M. Davis) 15:40
4 Speak - That's What Happened [Speak] (M. Davis-J. Scofield) 15:58
5 Speak (edit) [Speak - That's What Happened] (M. Davis) 8:24
6 U 'n' I (M. Davis) 10:19

Evans out
7 Hopscotch (M. Miller) 10:29
8 It Gets Better (M. Davis) 17:21
9 Jean Pierre (M. Davis) 14:37

4 Speak - That's What Happened
CD: CBS/Sony 35DP 55, CBS/Sony CSCS 5347, Sony XCCS 92007, Sony SRCS 9135, Sony SRCS 9765, Sony SICJ 86, Sony SICJ 30107, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 49)

5 Speak (edit)
12" LP: Columbia FC 38657, CBS/Sony 25AP 2350, CBS/Sony 30AP 2535
CD: CBS/Sony 35DP 55, CBS/Sony CSCS 5347, XCCS 92007, Sony 9135, Sony 9765, Sony SICJ 86, Sony SICJ 30107, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492], Columbia (F) 86975 24922 (CD 49)

On Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 and Columbia (F) 86975 52492 the date is listed incorrectly as February 3, 1983. The title is listed as "Speak/That's What Happened."

The issued version of "Speak" is edited to 8:24. The version on CBS/Sony is shortened by fading at the end.

The full version of "Speak" consists of

Introduction and the first signature theme on tpt (not on the LP version)
The standard "Speak" theme that reappears later as "Street Scenes" (not on LP)
Davis solo (not on LP)
Stern solo (second half included on LP)
Evans solo (not on LP)
Scofield solo (included on "That's What Happened" on LP)
Short el-b solo and second Davis tpt solo, with keyboards (all on LP but faded at the end)

Teo Macero inserted a tpt/keyb figure from the end at the beginning of the issued version.

Davis embarked on a three-week tour of the U.S. and Canada in late January:

January 28: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix AZ
January 29: Rainbow Music Hall, Boulder CO (two concerts)
January 31: unknown venue, Albuquerque NM
February 1: Agora, Dallas TX
February 3: Cullen Auditorium, University of Houston, Houston TX
February 4: Paramount Theatre, Austin TX
February 6: Park West, Chicago IL (two concerts)
February 8: Premier Center, Sterling Heights MI
February 9: unknown venue, Detroit MI
February 10: unknown venue, Cincinnati OH
February 11: unknown venue, Dayton OH
February 13: Southam Hall, National Arts Centre, Ottawa
February 15: Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

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