Miles Ahead session details

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January 13, 1973 (6 items; TT = 57:10)
Village East, New York NY
Audience recording (B-)
Miles Davis Nonet

Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Cedric Lawson (keyb); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); Badal Roy (tabla); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Rated X (incomplete) (M. Davis) 7:03
2 The Hen (M. Davis) 16:56
3 Honky Tonk (incomplete) (M. Davis) 6:49

Splice/gap at 2:24
4 Agharta Prelude (M. Davis) 10:08
5 Ife (incomplete) (M. Davis) 10:05

Splice/gap at 6:12
6 Black Satin (incomplete) (M. Davis) 6:09

Cut off at 6:09


Davis broke both legs in an automobile accident on October 19, 1972 (NYT report). This kept him off the road until these Village Gate appearances in mid-January, but there were several studio sessions in November-December.

Despite Davis's immobility, the group continued its live bookings: Village East, New York (January 12-13); Toronto (January 24); Michigan State University Auditorium, East Lansing (January 26); Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis (January 28); Tower Theatre, Philadelphia (March 2). There were also apparently a number of Columbia studio sessions during February, but none of the music from these sessions has surfaced.

Davis was arrested on February 23 on weapons charges.

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