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April 6, 1986 (12 items; TT = 78:54)
Beacon Theatre, New York NY
Audience recording (unkn)

Miles Davis (tpt, synth); Bob Berg (ss, ts, synth); Robben Ford (g); Adam Holzman (synth); Robert Irving III (synth); Felton Crews (el-b); Vincent Wilburn Jr. (d); Steve Thornton (perc); Marilyn Mazur (perc)

First or second concert
1 One Phone Call - Street Scenes (M. Davis) 10:20

Berg out
2 Speak (M. Davis) 5:42
3 New Blues [Star People] (E. Davis) 3:03

Berg out
4 Maze (M. Davis) 5:01
5 Human Nature (S. Porcaro-J. Bettis) 8:42
6 Portia (M. Miller) 7:50
7 Splatch (inc) (M. Miller) 6:51
8 Wrinkle (inc) (E. Davis) 4:30
9 Time After Time (C. Lauper-R. Hyman) 9:04

Berg on synth only
10 Carnival Time (N. Larsen) 3:38
11 Tutu (M. Miller) 4:40
12 Tomaas (M. Davis-M. Miller) 9:33


1 One Phone Call - Street Scenes
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

2 Speak
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

3 New Blues
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

4 Maze
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

5 Human Nature
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

6 Portia
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

7 Splatch (inc)
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

9 Time After Time
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

10 Carnival Time
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

11 Tutu
CD: Tiki Records TR 01

12 Tomaas
CD: Tiki Records TR 01


A short excerpt from this concert was broadcast by Danmarks Radio.

The first several titles on Tiki Records are listed incorrectly: "One Phone Call - Street Scenes" is listed as "One Phone Call/Street Scenes" and "Speak"; "Speak" is listed as "New Blues" and "Maze"; and "Human Nature" is listed as "Maze" in its complete form. In addition, "Carnival Time" is wrongly listed as "Carnival."

The Davis group played a number of shows beginning in mid-March:

March 21: Opera House, Boston MA (two concerts)
March 22: Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, City University of New York, Bronx NY
March 23: Ohio Theatre, Columbus OH
March 26 (?): Flynn Theatre, Burlington VT (two concerts)
April 4: Constitution Hall, Washington DC
April 5: Beacon Theatre, New York NY (two concerts)
April 23: Rainbow Music Hall, Denver CO
April 25: Saenger Hall, New Orleans LA

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