Miles Ahead session details

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June 3, 1970 (6 items; TT = 37:38)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Studio Group
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Miles Davis (tpt); Steve Grossman (ss); Chick Corea (org); Herbie Hancock (el-p); Keith Jarrett (el-p); Ron Carter (el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc, kazoo); Hermeto Pascoal (d, voc)

1 Little High People (take 7) (M. Davis) 6:52
2 Little High People (take 8) (M. Davis) 9:27
3 Little High People (edited take 7/8) (M. Davis) 12:24
4 Nem Um Talvez (take 3) (H. Pascoal) 4:38
5 Nem Um Talvez (take 4a) (H. Pascoal) 2:03

Grossman, De Johnette, Moreira out. On G 30954 and equivalents the track is repeated twice (4:04)
6 Selim (take 4b) (M. Davis) 2:14


1 Little High People (take 7)
12" LP: Columbia CAS 55858
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

2 Little High People (take 8)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

4 Nem Um Talvez (take 3)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

5 Nem Um Talvez (take 4a)
12" LP: Columbia G 30954, Four Men with Beards 4M 809LP, CBS/Sony SONP 50452/3, CBS/Sony SOPJ 88/9, CBS/Sony 28AP 2153/4, CBS/Sony 36AP 1773/4
CD: Columbia C2K 65135, Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, CBS/Sony 50DP 707/8, Sony SRCS 5715/6, Sony SRCS 9123/4, Sony SRCS 9739/40, Sony SIGP 24/5, Sony SICP 843/4, Sony SICP 1225/6, Sony SICP 20061/2, Sony SICP 431/5

6 Selim (take 4b)
12" LP: Columbia G 30954, Four Men with Beards 4M 809LP, CBS/Sony SONP 50452/3, CBS/Sony SOPJ 88/9, CBS/Sony 28AP 2153/4, CBS/Sony 36AP 1773/4
CD: Columbia C2K 65135, Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, CBS/Sony 50DP 707/8, Sony SRCS 5715/6, Sony SRCS 9123/4, Sony SRCS 9739/40, Sony SIGP 24/5, Sony SICP 843/4, Sony SICP 1225/6, Sony SICP 20061/2, Sony SICP 431/5


"Nem Um Talvez" ("Not Even a Maybe") and "Selim" are different takes of the same tune. Three takes of different tune, also called "Nem Um Talvez," were recorded with substantially the same group on May 27.

Pascoal does not play on "Little High People."

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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