Miles Ahead session details

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April 24, 1973 (10 items; TT = 71:30)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Septet

Miles Davis (org); Dave Liebman (ss); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Cedric Lawson (keyb); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Untitled Original 730424a (rehearsal) (M. Davis) 3:23
2 Untitled Original 730424a (take 1) (M. Davis) 3:53
3 Untitled Original 730424a (take 2) (M. Davis) 7:56
4 Untitled Original 730424a (take 3 fs) (M. Davis) 2:06
5 Untitled Original 730424a (take 3) (M. Davis) 10:39
6 Untitled Original 730424b (rehearsal) (M. Davis) 5:04
7 Untitled Original 730424b (take 1) (M. Davis) 7:02
8 Untitled Original 730424c (take 1) (M. Davis) 4:09
9 Untitled Original 730424c (take 2) (M. Davis) 8:25
10 Untitled Original 730424c (take 3) (M. Davis) 18:53

I'm following Jan Lohmann in dating this material April 24, 1973. The three titles listed here have matrix numbers of Co 113825, 113826, and 113827, which would seem to place them later, closer to the sessions on July 26-27, where the matrix numbers are Co 113845 and 113846. (The matrix number for "The Hen," recorded at the January 4 session, is Co 112995.) Davis, if he plays at all on this session, plays only organ, and there are clearly two keyboard players. Another session, in which Davis did not participate, took place on May 23; nothing from that session has surfaced.

The piece I've listed as "Untitled original 730424c" was often performed live during the summer tour of Japan and the fall European tour.

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