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October 23, 1983 (13 items; TT = 124:06)
Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw (Poland)
Unknown TV broadcast (unkn)

Miles Davis (tpt, synth); William D. "Bill" Evans (ss, ts, fl); John Scofield (g); Robert Irving III (synth); Darryl Jones (el-b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (perc)

1 Band warming up 0:09
2 Speak (M. Davis) 11:09
3 Star People [New Blues] (M. Davis) 7:15

Evans out
4 What It Is (M. Davis-J. Scofield) 8:09
5 It Gets Better (M. Davis) 12:54
6 Hopscotch (M. Miller) 8:22
7 That's Right (M. Davis) 17:27
8 Code M.D. (R. Irving III) 9:14
9 Star on Cicely (M. Davis) 7:58
10 Jean Pierre (M. Davis) 11:38
11 Unite [Creepin' In] (M. Davis) 13:35
12 Speak (M. Davis) 4:51
13 Speak (M. Davis) 11:25


2 Speak
12" LP: Poljazz PSJ-X-001
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hannibal Vision HV-001

3 Star People
12" LP: Poljazz PSJ-X-001
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hannibal Vision HV-001

4 What It Is
12" LP: Poljazz PSJ-X-001
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hannibal Vision HV-001

5 It Gets Better
12" LP: Poljazz PSJ-X-001
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hannibal Vision HV-001

6 Hopscotch
12" LP: Poljazz PSJ-X-001
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hannibal Vision HV-001

7 That's Right
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hanniball Vision HV-001

8 Code M.D.
12" LP: Poljazz PSJ-X-001
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hanniball Vision HV-001

9 Star on Cicely
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hanniball Vision HV-001

10 Jean Pierre
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085
Video: Hanniball Vision HV-001

11 Unite
CD: Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085

12 Speak
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085

13 Speak
CD: Jazz For You 052, Gambit 69302, Immortal IMA 104243, IMM 940200, Slawka Records SR-013/014; JazzShots 2869085


This is Robert Irving's first official live date with Davis.

All issued titles on Poljazz are incomplete except "It Gets Better." Poljazz PSJ-X-001 is a limited-edition LP for members of the Polish Jazz Society's Record Club. The LP was released with a blank cover and label.

On Jazz4U 052 (2 CD), "That's Right" is incomplete and the "Unknown" title in the encore is listed but not included on the CD.

"Unite" is listed as "Unknown S," "Unknown Tune," or "Unidentified Title" on several releases.

On Slawka, many of the titles are incorrectly listed on the cover (there are no titles on the discs themselves).

CD 1: "Speak" as "Speak" and "That's Right"; "Star People" as "Miles Blues"; "Hopscotch" as "That's What Happened"; That's Right" (inc, 15:45) as "Air Parkistan."

CD 2: "Unite" as "Open"; "Speak" (first version) as "That's Right."

Davis played a few European venues in late October:

October 23: Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland
October 25: Palacio de los Deportes, Madrid, Spain
October 29: Philharmonie, Berlin, West Germany (two concerts)
October 31: Palais des Congres, Paris, France (two concerts)

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