Miles Ahead session details

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October 9, 1963 (59 items; TT = 46:08)
Columbia Studio, Hollywood CA
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis with the Gil Evans Orchestra
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Miles Davis (tpt); Dick Leith (tb); Richard Perissi (frh); Bill Hinshaw (frh); Arthur Maeba (frh); Paul Horn (fl, alto fl, as); Buddy Collette (fl, alto fl, ts); Gene Cipriano (oboe, alto fl, ts); Fred Dutton (bssn); Marjorie Call (harp); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Gil Evans (arr, cond)

1 Studio chatter 0:19
2 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #8, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:56
3 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #8, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:52
4 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #8, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:39
5 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #8, take 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:35
6 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #8, take 5 fs) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:15
7 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #8, take 5) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:35
8 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, rehearsal 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:05
9 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, rehearsal 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:14
10 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, rehearsal 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:12
11 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, rehearsal 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:14
12 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:26
13 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, take 1, section 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:30
14 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:11
15 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 2:17
16 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #9, take 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 3:33
17 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #10, take 1 fs) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:13
18 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #10, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:23
19 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #10, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:32
20 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #10, take 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:45
21 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #11, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:15
22 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:12
23 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:42
24 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:23
25 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, rehearsal 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:12
26 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, rehearsal 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:18
27 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, rehearsal 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:11
28 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #12, rehearsal 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:28
29 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:45
30 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:57
31 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:35
32 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 3A) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:36
33 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 4 fs) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:14
34 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 5) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:47
35 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 5A) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:47
36 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 6) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:00
37 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 7 fs) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:11
38 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #13, take 8) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:57
39 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #16, rehearsal 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:13
40 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #16, rehearsal 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:05
41 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #16, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:35
42 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #16, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:49
43 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, rehearsal 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:13
44 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, rehearsal 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:18
45 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, rehearsal 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:22
46 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, rehearsal 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:52
47 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, rehearsal 5) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:39
48 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:07
49 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:17
50 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:00
51 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #18, take 4) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:06
52 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #21, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:48
53 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #21, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:47
54 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #21, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:41
55 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #19A, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 1:09
56 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #19A, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:36
57 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #19A, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:38
58 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #23, take 1) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:31
59 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #23, take 2) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:41
60 The Time of the Barracudas (Cue #23, take 3) (G. Evans-M. Davis) 0:25


This is the first of two studio sessions devoted to recording Evans's program music. The surviving recordings from the second session are less extensive.

According to the notes to MQ11-164, "This score was recorded in a string of cues to be used on tape to accompany live performances of Peter Barnes's play The Time of the Barracudas. The cues are edited together in numerical (i.e. stage performance) order, which works best musically. It includes the compositions 'Hotel Me' and 'Barracudas' (aka 'General Assembly') which have since been recorded and performed as separate compositions."

The Time of the Barracudas opened at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco on October 21. Ralph J. Gleason's review in the San Francisco Chronicle (October 24) was not a rave: "Miles Davis' music is used in 'Time of the Barracudas' all right and it's a good thing it is, since the play at the Curran has little else to recommend it." The play closed on November 23 at the Huntington Hartford in Los Angeles.

The Davis Quintet was booked for three weeks at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco (September 3-22), but the show was closed down on the 18th: the owner was charged with "employing a minor" -- Tony Williams! Other activity: Royce Hall, UCLA (September 28); It Club, Los Angeles (October 3-13); Adams-West Theatre (October 11-12 -- these were "after-hours jam sessions" scheduled for 2-6 am); Wilfrid Pelletier Hall, Place-des-Arts, Montreal (October 26); Showboat, Philadelphia (November 4-10).

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