Miles Ahead session details

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March 17, 1970 (2 items; TT = 17:01)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Studio Group
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss); Bennie Maupin (bcl); John McLaughlin (g); Dave Holland (el-b); Billy Cobham (d)

1 Duran (take 4) (M. Davis) 5:41
2 Duran (take 6) (M. Davis) 11:20


1 Duran (take 4)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

2 Duran (take 6)
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


This is Wayne Shorter's last studio session; Steve Grossman, who had already participated in several studio sessions (November 19 and 28, 1969; February 27 and March 3, 1970), was quickly hired as Shorter's replacement. He joined the group in the studio on March 20.

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.

The Davis Sextet maintained a busy touring schedule throughout this period: 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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