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November 6, 1971 (8 items; TT = 85:49)
Philharmonie, Berlin (Germany)
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) radio broadcast (B+)
Miles Davis Septet

Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Keith Jarrett (el-p, org); Michael Henderson (el-b); Ndugu Leon Chancler (d); Charles Don Alias (cga, perc); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Introduction (from stage) 0:09
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 15:01

Intro continues until 0:44. Theme stated at 4:37, 5:44
3 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 11:44

Incomplete (0:53) on video
4 What I Say (M. Davis) 14:48
5 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:24
6 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 18:06
7 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 21:04

Incomplete (17:35) on LFYE 006/7
8 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause) (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 1:33


1 Introduction (from stage)
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2

2 Directions
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2

3 Honky Tonk
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2
Video: Sender Freies Berlin TV, Overlord Vision OLV-017

4 What I Say
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2
Video: Sender Freies Berlin TV, Overlord Vision OLV-017

5 Sanctuary
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2
Video: Sender Freies Berlin TV, Overlord Vision OLV-017

6 It's About That Time
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2
Video: Sender Freies Berlin TV, Overlord Vision OLV-017

7 Funky Tonk
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2
Video: Sender Freies Berlin TV, Overlord Vision OLV-017

8 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause)
CD: Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 006/7, Mega Disc Legendary Collection 1106-1/2
Video: Sender Freies Berlin TV, Overlord Vision OLV-017


The NDR recorded this for TV broadcast from the Berliner Jazztage 1971.

The indexes on the Mega Disc CDs are not in the correct places, but the sound quality is marginally better than the Lunch for Your Ears CDs.

Jack De Johnette left the Davis Sextet late in the summer, and Davis hired Leon Chancler as his replacement. The Sextet made an extensive European tour in October-November with George Wein's "Newport Jazz Festival in Europe." The itinerary was as follows:

October 17: Kongress-Saal, Deutsches Museum, Munich (two concerts)
October 18: Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Frankfurt (two concerts)
October 19 (?) Stuttgart: Beethoven-Saal (two concerts)
October 21: Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan
October 22: Neue Stadthalle, Dietikon (two concerts)
October 23: Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris
October 26: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
October 27: Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris (two concerts)
October 29: De Doelen, Rotterdam
November 3: Dom Sindikata, Belgrade
November 5: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna
November 6: Philharmonie, Berlin
November 7: Universitets Aula, Uppsala
November 8: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 9: Chateau Neuf, Oslo
November 12: Sartory Festsaal, Cologne
November 13: Royal Festival Hall, London (two concerts)
November 14: Teatro della Fenice, Venice
November 15: Palazzo dello Sport, Bologna
November 16: Palazzo dello Sport, Turin
November 20: Sports Pavilion, Cascais

Many of these concerts were recorded, though some are not complete. Thanks to Hans-Dieter Klinger for information about the concerts in Germany at the beginning of the tour.

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