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Miles Ahead session details

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May 18, 1950 (8 items; TT = 25:19)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

Miles Davis (tpt); Bennie Green (tb); Budd Johnson (ts); Tony Scott (cl); Freddie Green (g); Jimmy Jones (p); Billy "Pickles" Taylor, Jr. (b); J.C. Heard (d); Sarah Vaughan (voc)

1 Ain't Misbehavin' (take 1) (A. Razaf-F. Waller-H. Brooks) 2:58
2 Ain't Misbehavin' (take 2) (A. Razaf-F. Waller-H. Brooks) 2:58
3 Goodnight My Love (take 3) (M. Gordon-H. Revel) 3:44
4 Goodnight My Love (take 5) (M. Gordon-H. Revel) 3:26
5 Can't Get out of This Mood (take 4) (F. Loesser-J. McHugh) 2:49
6 Can't Get out of This Mood (take 6) (F. Loesser-J. McHugh) 2:48
7 It Might as Well Be Spring (take 1) (R. Rodgers-O. Hammerstein) 3:26
8 It Might as Well Be Spring (take 4) (R. Rodgers-O. Hammerstein) 3:10


1 Ain't Misbehavin' (take 1)
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

2 Ain't Misbehavin' (take 2)
78 rpm: Columbia 38996
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Definitive Records DRCD 11160

3 Goodnight My Love (take 3)
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

4 Goodnight My Love (take 5)
78 rpm: Columbia 38997
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160

5 Can't Get out of This Mood (take 4)
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

6 Can't Get out of This Mood (take 6)
78 rpm: Columbia 38998
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160

7 It Might as Well Be Spring (take 1)
CD: Columbia CK 65117, Sony SRCS 9355

8 It Might as Well Be Spring (take 4)
78 rpm: Columbia 38999
10" LP: Columbia 6133
12" LP: Columbia CL 745, Columbia C2 44165, CBS/Sony SONP 50228, CBS/Sony 20AP 1419
CD: CBS/Sony 32DP 5044, Universal UCCU-9317, Sony SRCS 9355, Sony Special Products WK 75034, Columbia C2K 44165, Columbia CK 65117, Definitive Records DRCD 11160


Davis gets an eight-measure solo on "Ain't Misbehavin'," plays tasteful obbligatos behind Vaughan on the opening chorus of "It Might as Well Be Spring" (both takes) and his playing is elegant throughout, but he's on a pretty short lead on both sessions with the Vaughan/Jones group.

The solos on "Ain't Misbehavin'" are in the same order on both takes: Green (tb); Johnson (ts); Davis (tpt); Scott (cl).

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