Miles Ahead session details

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June 4, 1970 (6 items; TT = 43:30)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Studio Group

Miles Davis (tpt); Steve Grossman (ss); Herbie Hancock (el-p, org); Chick Corea (el-p); Keith Jarrett (el-p); John McLaughlin (g); Dave Holland (b, el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc); Hermeto Pascoal (d, voc)

1 The Mask (part 1) (M. Davis) 7:45
2 The Mask (part 2) (M. Davis) 15:45
3 The Mask (part 1 (alternate version)) (M. Davis) 7:57
4 The Mask (part 2 (alternate version)) (M. Davis) 5:33
5 Little Church (take 7) (M. Davis) 3:16

Davis, Hancock, Holland, Pascoal only
6 Little Church (take 10) (M. Davis) 3:14

Davis, Hancock, Holland, Pascoal only

1 The Mask (part 1)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

2 The Mask (part 2)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

5 Little Church (take 7)
CD: Columbia C5K 86359, Columbia C5K 90926, Sony SICP 431/5

6 Little Church (take 10)
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, Columbia C2K 85475, Columbia CK 65449, CBS/Sony 50DP 707/8, Sony SRCS 5715/6, Sony SRCS 9123/4, Sony SRCS 9739/40, Sony SRCS 2493/4, Sony SIGP 24/5, Sony SICP 843/4, Sony SICP 1225/6, SICP 20061/2, Sony SICP 431/5

Pascoal does not play on "The Mask." Corea, Jarrett, McLaughlin, De Johnette, and Moreira do not play on "Little Church."

This was the last studio session Davis was involved in until March 1972. He spent a lot of time in the studio in the first half of 1970 (fourteen dates from late January to early June), and 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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