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May 27, 1970 (3 items; TT = 14:18)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Studio Group
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Miles Davis (tpt); Keith Jarrett (el-p); Herbie Hancock (org); John McLaughlin (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Hermeto Pascoal (voc); Airto Moreira (perc)

1 Nem Um Talvez (take 17) (H. Pascoal) 3:00
2 Nem Um Talvez (take 19) (H. Pascoal) 2:47
3 Nem Um Talvez (composite take) (H. Pascoal) 8:31

Consists of unknown take (0:00-2:42) + take 17 (2:42-5:40) + take 19 (5:40-8:31)


1 Nem Um Talvez (take 17)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

2 Nem Um Talvez (take 19)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5


This tune -- the title means "Not Even a Maybe" -- is different from the one recorded on June 3 and issued on Columbia C 30954 as "Nem Um Talvez." The unissued composite take includes an unknown take plus the two takes first released as part of The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions. Thanks to Len Pogost for help with this session.

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 Septet (with Corea and Jarrett on keyboards) was busy in the summer: Fillmore East, New York (June 17-20); Hampton Roads Coliseum (July 3); Central Park, New York (July 6); Randall's Island, New York (July 19); Madison Square Garden, New York (July 25); Shea Stadium, New York (August 6); SUNY Stony Brook (August 16); Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood (August 18). At the end of the summer the Septet played at the Isle of Wight Festival (August 29).

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