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September 18, 1948 (16 items; TT = 36:19)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B)
Miles Davis Nonet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Michael Zwerin (tb); Junior Collins (frh); Bill Barber (tuba); Lee Konitz (as); Gerry Mulligan (bs); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d); Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (voc); Clark Terry (tpt); Jimmy Nottingham (tpt); Harry Edison (tpt); Emmett Berry (tpt); Dickie Wells (tb); Bill Johnson (tb); George Matthews (tb); Ted Donnelly (tb); Bernie Peacock (as); Earl Warren (as, voc); Wardell Gray (ts); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Ronald "Jack" Washington (bs); Freddie Green (g); William "Count" Basie (p); Singleton Palmer (b); Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson (d); Dinah Washington (voc); Symphony Sid Torin (ann); Bob Garrity (ann)

1 Introduction 2:28
2 Move (D. Best) 4:49

Issued as "Mood" on Alto
3 Introduction 0:48
4 Darn That Dream (E. DeLange-J. Van Heusen) 4:24

Add Hagood (voc)
5 Introduction 0:15
6 Chasin' the Bird (C. Parker) 4:49

Davis, Konitz, Lewis, Russell, Roach only
7 Introduction 0:13
8 Moon Dreams (C. MacGregor-J. Mercer) 3:51
9 Introduction 0:12
10 Hallucinations [Budo] (B. Powell-M. Davis) 4:26
11 One O'Clock Jump (C. Basie) 0:38
12 The Peacock (B. Peacock) 2:12
13 Introduction 0:18
14 Swedish Pastry (B. Kessel) 3:17
15 Introduction 0:17
16 X-1 (W. Basie) 3:22


2 Move
12" LP: Alto AL-701, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8003
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sound FSCD-1008, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

4 Darn That Dream
12" LP: Alto AL-701, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8003
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sound FSCD-1008, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

8 Moon Dreams
12" LP: Alto AL-701, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8003
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sound FSCD-1008, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

10 Hallucinations
12" LP: Alto AL-701, Durium-Cicala BLJ-8003
CD: Tokuma TKCB-30024, Tokuma TKCB-71891, Fresh Sound FSCD-1008, Capitol CDP 94550, Definitive Records DRCD 11159

12 The Peacock
12" LP: Alto AL-702

14 Swedish Pastry
12" LP: Alto AL-702

16 X-1
CD: Drive Archive DE2-41096


This is the second of two live broadcasts of the Davis Nonet from the Royal Roost. (The first was on September 4.) During this period Symphony Sid Torin's Friday night/Saturday morning "all-night, all-frantic" show consisted of Sid and Bob Garrity taking requests and playing records, along with short live broadcasts from the Royal Roost and occasionally the Apollo Theatre. Davis participated in a Savoy studio date with the Parker Quintet later on this day (a Saturday).

In his autobiography Davis says that "Monte Kay booked us [i.e. the Nonet] into the Royal Roost on Broadway for two weeks." While there is some disagreement on the date of the first Nonet broadcast from the Roost, everyone seems to agree that this broadcast took place on the 18th. The Nonet's two-week stint at the Roost ended soon afterward, and a Davis All-Star Quintet (a subset of the Nonet featuring Lee Konitz and John Lewis -- featured here on "Chasin' the Bird") began a one-week engagement at the Roost. For more details see the notes to the September 4 broadcast.

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