Miles Ahead session details

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February 27, 1970 (5 items; TT = 41:17)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Studio Group
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Miles Davis (tpt); Steve Grossman (ss); John McLaughlin (g); Dave Holland (el-b); Jack De Johnette (d)

1 Willie Nelson (remake take 1) (M. Davis) 10:43
2 Willie Nelson (remake take 2) (M. Davis) 10:16
3 Johnny Bratton (take 4) (M. Davis) 8:16
4 Johnny Bratton (insert 1) (M. Davis) 6:40
5 Johnny Bratton (insert 2) (M. Davis) 5:22


1 Willie Nelson (remake take 1)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

2 Willie Nelson (remake take 2)
12" LP: Columbia KC2 36474, CBS/Sony 38AP 2017/8
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, CBS/Sony CSCS 5135/6, Sony SRCS 9310/1, Sony SRCS 9761/2, Sony SICP 431/5

3 Johnny Bratton (take 4)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

4 Johnny Bratton (insert 1)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

5 Johnny Bratton (insert 2)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5


Davis had various groups in the studio throughout the first half of 1970 -- fourteen dates in the first half of the year! Some of the music recorded in the studio during this period -- e.g. "Willie Nelson," "Honky Tonk," "The Mask" -- was immediately added to the live book.

Wayne Shorter, interested in devoting himself to Weather Report, did not make this date; Davis replaced him with Steve Grossman, who would join for good in mid-March.

The Davis Sextet maintained a busy touring schedule throughout this period: Cellar Door, Washington (January 10-17); Spectrum, Philadelphia (January 18); Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor (February 21); Fillmore East, New York (March 6-7); Fillmore West, San Francisco (April 9-12); Both/And Club, San Francisco (April 28).

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