Miles Ahead session details

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November 4, 1969 (10 items; TT = 70:22)
Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Danmarks Radio broadcast (B+)
Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack De Johnette (d)

1 Introduction 0:13
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 7:12

Theme stated at 0:37
3 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 9:41
4 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 15:36
5 Agitation (M. Davis) 10:26
6 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 3:40
7 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:28
8 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 18:56
9 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:58
10 Closing announcement 0:12


2 Directions
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

3 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

4 Bitches Brew
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

5 Agitation
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

6 I Fall in Love Too Easily
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

7 Sanctuary
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

8 It's About That Time
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number

9 The Theme (with applause)
Video: Columbia 88697 70274, Columbia 88697 54519, Mega Vision no number


The Mega Vision DVD-R is mastered from a videotape of the Danmarks Radio TV broadcast Jazz Omkring Midnat, and is slightly fast. The DVD included in the Bitches Brew 40th anniversary set is based on the original master video in the Danmarks Radio archive.

The Davis Quintet toured Europe in October-November 1969 as part of the Newport Jazz Festival in Europe produced by George Wein. The itinerary was as follows:

October 26: Teatro Lirico, Milan (two concerts);
October 27: Teatro Sistina, Rome;
October 31: Stadthalle, Vienna;
November 1: Hammersmith Odeon, London (two concerts);
November 2: Ronnie Scott's Club, London;
November 3: Salle Pleyel, Paris (two concerts);
November 4: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen;
November 5: Folkets Hus, Stockholm (two concerts);
November 7: Philharmonie, Berlin;
November 8: Sart Tilman, Li├Ęge;
November 9: De Doelen, Rotterdam.

Most of the performances from this tour were recorded, though some are not complete.

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