Miles Ahead session details

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July 16, 1973 (7 items; TT = 109:35)
Parco delle Naiadi, Pescara (Italy)
Audience recording (B)
Miles Davis Septet

Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

First set
1 Introduction 1:17
2 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 18:21
3 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 12:58
4 Untitled Original 730424c (with applause) (M. Davis) 18:50

Rhythm box/cga solos last 2:55
5 Announcement 0:20

Second set
6 Ife (M. Davis) 37:35
7 Tune in 5 (with applause) (M. Davis) 20:14

Perc/drum machine/rhythm box solos 13:12 until the end


There are at least two sources of this music. One is about a quarter-tone flat and the second set ends before the end of "Tune in 5." The other, slightly brighter recording, includes the complete "Tune in 5."

Although Jan Lohmann lists another tune after "Ife" ("Unknown H"), it sounds to me like a continuation of "Ife" -- the key is the same, and it sounds like an evolution of the four-note "Ife" vamp.

The Davis Septet finished a Japanese tour at the end of June. After performing at the Hampton Jazz Festival (July 1), the Septet immediately began a two-week tour of European festivals. The itinerary was as follows:

July 6: Temple of Jupiter, Baalbeck
July 8: Montreux Jazz Festival
July 10: Rainbow Theatre, London
July 11: Olympia Theatre, Paris
July 16: Parco delle Naiadi, Pescara
July 17: Teatro Romano, Verona
July 20: La Pinède, Juan-les-Pins

There are probably other performances as well, but I have not found ads or reviews.

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