Miles Ahead session details

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November 10, 1959 (1 item; TT = 7:21)
Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Gil Evans Orchestra (MD absent)

Ernie Royal (tpt); Bernie Glow (tpt); Taft Jordan (tpt); Louis Mucci (tpt); Dick Hixon (tb); Frank Rehak (tb); Jimmy Buffington (frh); John Barrows (frh); Earl Chapin (frh); Jimmy McAllister (tuba); Al Block (fl); Eddie Caine (fl); Romeo Penque (oboe); Harold Feldman (oboe, cl); Danny Bank (bcl); Jack Knitzer (bssn); Janet Putnam (harp); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Elvin Jones (perc); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

1 Concierto de Aranjuez (rehearsal) (J. Rodrigo) 7:21


1 Concierto de Aranjuez (rehearsal)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia CXK 67397, Columbia CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62


Several studio sessions scheduled in late October and early November had to be canceled because Davis had the flu, and he was still too sick to play on this date, but he was present in the studio.

According to the notes for Mosaic MQ11-164, "Gil Evans stopped the orchestra and then picked up where he'd left off. This is edited for continuous play."

The Davis Quintet was booked for three weeks at Birdland (November 5-25), but presumably several of these dates were canceled on account of Davis's illness. The Quintet did perform at a "Jazz Dance" at St. Nicholas Arena on November 27. Coltrane, Kelly, Chambers, and Cobb were in Atlantic Studios on November 24 and December 2, recording titles that appeared on Coltrane Jazz. The Quintet (billed as "Miles Davis and His Famous Sextette") played a week-long engagement at Chicago's Regal Theatre (December 25-31).

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