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June 14, 1956 (4 items; TT = 17:26)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

J.J. Johnson (tb); Joe Wilder (tpt); John Ware (tpt); Ted Weiss (tpt); Joseph Alessi (tpt); Mel Broiles (tpt); Carmine Fornarotto (tpt); Isidore Blank (tpt); Gordon Pulis (tb); Gil Cohen (tb); John Clark (tb); Joe Singer (frh); Ray Alonge (frh); Art Sussman (frh); Gunther Schuller (frh); John Swallow (bhn); Ronald Ricketts (bhn); Bill Barber (tuba); Dick Horowitz (tymp, perc)

1 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (I. Andante - Allegro) (G. Schuller) 4:50
2 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (II. Scherzo) (G. Schuller) 4:08
3 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (III. Lento) (G. Schuller) 3:06
4 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (IV. Quasi cadenza - Allegro) (G. Schuller) 5:22


1 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (I. Andante - Allegro)
12" LP: Columbia CL 941 (= PC 37012), CBS/Sony 20AP 1480
CD: Columbia CK 64929, CBS/Sony 25DP 5328, Sony SRCS 5696

2 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (II. Scherzo)
12" LP: Columbia CL 941 (= PC 37012), CBS/Sony 20AP 1480
CD: Columbia CK 64929, CBS/Sony 25DP 5328, Sony SRCS 5696

3 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (III. Lento)
12" LP: Columbia CL 941 (= PC 37012), CBS/Sony 20AP 1480
CD: Columbia CK 64929, CBS/Sony 25DP 5328, Sony SRCS 5696

4 Symphony for Brass and Percussion, op. 16 (IV. Quasi cadenza - Allegro)
12" LP: Columbia CL 941 (= PC 37012), CBS/Sony 20AP 1480
CD: Columbia CK 64929, CBS/Sony 25DP 5328, Sony SRCS 5696


Davis doesn't play on this session, although he was present in the studio. In the notes to Columbia Legacy CK 64929, George Avakian writes that Davis asked to be introduced to Dmitri Mitropoulos, then the conductor of the New York Philharmonic, who was conducting the performance of Schuller's piece. "Hey George, ask him if I could play with his band some time," Davis asked. Mitropoulos was non-committal and nothing came of the suggestion.

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