Miles Ahead session details

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July 26, 1973 (20 items; TT = 126:01)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Septet
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Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, fl); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Big Fun (take 1) (M. Davis) 7:54
2 Big Fun (take 2) (M. Davis) 6:53
3 Big Fun (take 3) (M. Davis) 7:21
4 Holly-wuud (45 rpm single edit) (M. Davis) 2:50
5 Big Fun (45 rpm single edit) (M. Davis) 2:30
6 Peace (take 1) (M. Davis) 4:04
7 Peace (take 2) (M. Davis) 7:17
8 Peace (take 3a) (M. Davis) 4:07
9 Peace (take 3b) (M. Davis) 3:39
10 Peace (take 4a) (M. Davis) 6:50
11 Peace (take 4b) (M. Davis) 17:03
12 Peace (take 5a) (M. Davis) 5:56
13 Peace (take 5b) (M. Davis) 7:23
14 Peace (remake take 1) (M. Davis) 11:02
15 Peace (remake take 2) (M. Davis) 1:54
16 Peace (remake take 3) (M. Davis) 2:40
17 Peace (remake take 4) (M. Davis) 1:27
18 Peace (remake take 5) (M. Davis) 1:44
19 Peace (remake take 6) (M. Davis) 5:09
20 Peace (composite take) (M. Davis) 18:18

This title incorporates several of the shorter takes listed above, but adds Liebman on flute


2 Big Fun (take 2)
CD: Columbia CK7 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6

3 Big Fun (take 3)
CD: Columbia CK7 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6

4 Holly-wuud (45 rpm single edit)
45 rpm: Columbia 4-45946
12" LP: CBS (F) 450472
CD: Columbia CK7 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6

5 Big Fun (45 rpm single edit)
45 rpm: Columbia 4-45946
12" LP: CBS (F) 450472
CD: Columbia CK7 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6

13 Peace (take 5b)
CD: Columbia CK7 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6


Both sides of the 45 rpm single Co 45946 are taken from take 3 of "Big Fun."

The Davis Septet recorded some music in Columbia Studios in April and May, before leaving for Japan, but nothing from those sessions has been released. More studio time was scheduled in July. The Septet was booked at Merriwether Post Pavilion, Washington (August 2), but the show was canceled.

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