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Miles Ahead session details

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January 31-February 4, 1985 (10 items; TT = 66:22)
Easy Sound Studio, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Commercial for Columbia

Miles Davis (tpt); Benny Rosenfeld (tpt, flh); Palle Bolvig (tpt, flh); Jens Winther (tpt, flh); Perry Knudsen (tpt, flh); Palle Mikkelborg (tpt, flh); Idrees Sulieman (tpt, flh); Vincent Nilsson (tb); Jens Engel (tb); Ture Larsen (tb); Ole Kurt Jensen (bass tb); Axel Windfeld (bass tb, tuba); Jesper Thilo (reeds, flute); Per Carsten (reeds, flute); Uffe Karskov (reeds, flute); Bent Jaedig (reeds, flute); Flemming Madsen (reeds, flute); Niels Eje (oboe, engl horn); John McLaughlin (g); Bjarne Roupee (g); Lillian Thornquist (harp); Thomas Clausen (p, keyb); Ole Koch-Hansen (keyb); Kenneth Knudsen (keyb); Bo Stief (el-b); Niels-Henning Oersted Pedersen (b); Vincent Wilburn Jr. (d); Lennart Gruvstedt (d); Marilyn Mazur (perc); Ethan Weisgaard (perc); Eva Hess-Thaysen (voc)

1 Intro (P. Mikkelborg) 4:46
2 White (P. Mikkelborg) 6:04

Solo: McLaughlin
3 Yellow (P. Mikkelborg) 6:47
4 Orange (P. Mikkelborg) 8:37

Solo: McLaughlin
5 Red (P. Mikkelborg) 6:04
6 Green (P. Mikkelborg) 8:10

Solo: Stief, Oersted Pedersen
7 Blue (P. Mikkelborg) 6:35
8 Electric Red (P. Mikkelborg) 4:17
9 Indigo (incomplete) (P. Mikkelborg) 6:02

Solo: Oersted Pedersen, Clausen (p)
10 Violet (P. Mikkelborg) 9:00

Solo: McLaughlin


1 Intro
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

2 White
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

3 Yellow
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

4 Orange
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

5 Red
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

6 Green
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

7 Blue
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

8 Electric Red
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

9 Indigo (incomplete)
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

10 Violet
12" LP: Columbia C2X 45332
CD: Columbia CK 45332, Columbia CK 63962, Sony SRCS 5728, Sony SRCS 9327, Sony SRCS 9743, Sony SICP 844, Sony SICJ 88, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922


The opening section of "Green" was included as part of "Red" on the original LP and CD issues. The five-second brass introduction to "Indigo" was not included on the original LP or CD.

Excerpts (24 min) of rehearsals were broadcast on Danmarks Radio TV with the title Days with Miles Davis. The band is rehearsing various segments of Aura and the tape includes interviews with Davis, Palle Mikkelborg, and others.

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