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May 29, 1983 (7 items; TT = 63:03)
Yomiuri-Land Open Theatre East, Tokyo (Japan)
Unknown radio broadcast (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)

1 Come Get It (M. Davis) 5:19

Evans out. Issued as "Rush a Bit" on Four Beat Sounds
2 Star People [New Blues] (M. Davis) 12:27

Issued as "Blues for a Satan" on Four Beat Sounds
3 Speak (M. Davis) 8:31

Issued as "Econmania (Speak)" on Four Beat Sounds
4 It Gets Better (M. Davis) 6:09

Issued as "Blues for Assics Merchants (It Gets Better)" on Four Beat Sounds
5 Hopscotch (M. Miller) 8:19

Issued as "Guitar, Guitar" on Four Beat Sounds
6 Star on Cicely (M. Davis) 10:08
7 Jean Pierre (M. Davis) 12:10


1 Come Get It
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529

2 Star People
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529

3 Speak
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529

4 It Gets Better
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529

5 Hopscotch
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529

6 Star on Cicely
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529

7 Jean Pierre
12" LP: The Sleeping Pig TSLP52841~4
CD: Four Beat Sounds FBMD 830258/9, Legendary Collections Series MD 0529


Fukuoka FM announced the titles as: "Lush a Bit"; "Blues For Saturn"; "Echo Mania"; "Blues for Six Merchants"; "Guitar Guitar"; "Star on Cicely"; and "Jean Pierre."

The titles are listed on the first CD (FBMD 830528) as "A Classic," "Favorite," "Other Blues," "The Neddle," and "Medleys"; and on the second CD (FBMD 830528) as "Another Blues" and "From Berlin."

The third title on FBMD 830529, "Gone, Gone, Gone," is with a Gil Evans orchestra from a concert in Tokyo, May 28 or 29, 1983. Davis does not participate, and "Gone, Gone, Gone" is listed as "In Angust."

Legendary Collection MD 0529 wrongly lists the date as May 19, 1983.

Davis embarked on a short tour of Japan in Mid-May:

May 18: Hokkaido Kosei Nenkin Hall, Sapporo
May 20: Miyagi Kenmin-Kaikan, Sendai
May 22: Mitsui Greenland Open Theatre, Kumamoto
May 24: Nagoya-shi Kokaido, Nagoya
May 25 and 26: Festival Hall, Osaka
May 28 and 29: Yomiuri-Land Open Theatre East, Tokyo

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