Miles Ahead session details

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July 2, 1967 (7 items; TT = 32:39)
Festival Field, Newport RI
Voice of America (VOA) broadcast (B+)
Miles Davis Quintet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ts); Herbie Hancock (p); Ron Carter (b); Tony Williams (d); Del Shields (ann)

1 Introduction (Del Shields) 0:37
2 Gingerbread Boy (J. Heath) 8:42
3 Footprints (W. Shorter) 7:54

Willis Conover voiceover last 0:20 on some versions
4 'Round Midnight (B. Hanighen-C. Williams-T. Monk) 6:41

Faded at 4:05 on Domino
5 So What (M. Davis) 8:18
6 The Theme (M. Davis) 0:07
7 Closing announcement (Del Shields) 0:20


2 Gingerbread Boy
CD: Columbia 88875 08195, Domino 891209

3 Footprints
CD: Columbia 88875 08195, Domino 891209

4 'Round Midnight
CD: Columbia 88875 08195, Domino 891209

5 So What
CD: Columbia 88875 08195

6 The Theme
CD: Columbia 88875 08195

7 Closing announcement (Del Shields)
CD: Columbia 88875 08195


Parts of this recording were played on the Voice of America: there are two different versions, one with a Willis Conover introduction and voiceover.

The Quintet was booked for most of July-August at the Village Gate in New York (July 4-16 opposite Dizzy Gillespie, and August 15-27 opposite Ornette Coleman). They played at the Laurel Jazz Festival on September 1, then spent two weeks at the Both/And Club in San Francisco (September 5-17, with Buster Williams on bass). They also performed at the Pacific Jazz Festival in Costa Mesa with Don Plummer on bass (October 6).

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