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Miles Ahead session details

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June 12, 1975 (5 items; TT = 40:53)
Bottom Line Club, New York NY
Audience recording (B)

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

1 Latin (incomplete) (M. Davis) 4:09
2 Mtume (incomplete) (M. Davis) 10:02
3 Untitled Original 740419 (M. Davis) 8:12
4 Zimbabwe (incomplete) (M. Davis) 10:13

Splice at 6:51
5 Turnaroundphrase (incomplete) (M. Davis) 8:17


The date of this performance is uncertain. The Davis group was booked for five nights at the Bottom Line, June 10-14 (Tuesday-Saturday), and they apparently played two two-set shows (8:30 and 11:00 pm) each night. Given the fragmentary nature of these items, they could be from a missing set from June 10 or 11, or from one of the June 12-14 sets.

Davis suffered from serious health problems (hips, ulcers, drug use) throughout the summer, but the Septet continued to tour: Paul's Mall, Boston (April 28-May 3); Just Jazz, Philadelphia (May 12-17); Oakland University, Rochester MI (May 24); Bottom Line Club, New York (June 10-14); Avery Fisher Hall, New York (July 1); Central Park, New York (September 5).

Thanks to Larry Crawford for alerting me to the correct dates (five nights rather than only three) for this engagement.

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