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Miles Ahead session details

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October 7, 1974 (9 items; TT = 126:02)
Columbia Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, fl); Pete Cosey (g); Reggie Lucas (g); Dominique Gaumont (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Mtume (rehearsal takes 1-9) (M. Davis) 14:54
2 Mtume (take 10 fs) (M. Davis) 0:11
3 Mtume (take 10) (M. Davis) 15:56
4 Mtume (take 10, alternate ending) (M. Davis) 0:20
5 Mtume (take 11) (M. Davis) 7:19
6 Mtume (issued version) (M. Davis) 15:08
7 Maiysha (take 1a) (M. Davis) 25:06
8 Maiysha (take 1b) (M. Davis) 32:21
9 Maiysha (issued version) (M. Davis) 14:47


5 Mtume (take 11)
CD: Columbia Legacy C6K 06239, Sony SICP 848/9

6 Mtume (issued version)
12" LP: Columbia KG 33236, CBS/Sony SOPJ 90/1, CBS/Sony 28AP 2163/4, CBS/Sony 36AP 1783/4
CD: Columbia C2K 63970, Columbia Legacy C6K 06239, CBS/Sony 50DP 712/3, Sony SRCS 5726/7, Sony SRCS 9126/7, Sony SRCS 9741/2, Sony SIGP 22/3, Sony SICP 848/9, Sony SICP 1228/9, Sony SICP 20065/6, Columbia C2K 63970, Sony SICP 20065/6, Sony SICP 30272/3, Sony SICP 1581/6, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

9 Maiysha (issued version)
12" LP: Columbia KG 33236, CBS/Sony SOPJ 90/1, CBS/Sony 28AP 2163/4, CBS/Sony 36AP 1783/4
CD: Columbia C2K 63970, Columbia Legacy C6K 06239, CBS/Sony 50DP 712/3, Sony SRCS 5726/7, Sony SRCS 9126/7, Sony SRCS 9741/2, Sony SIGP 22/3, Sony SICP 848/9, Sony SICP 1228/9, Sony SICP 20055/6, Columbia C2K 63970, Sony SICP 20065/6, Sony SICP 30272/3, Sony SICP 1581/6, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922


Both of these tunes quickly entered the live book. In addition to this session and another in early November, the Octet remained busy with live shows: Indiananapolis Convention Center (October 13); Allen Theatre, Cleveland (November 1); Bottom Line Club, New York (November 3-4); Club Etcetera, Washington (November 11-14); Bottom Line Club, New York (November 18); The Stables, East Lansing (December 11); Smiling Dog Saloon, Cleveland (December 12-15).

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