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Miles Ahead session details

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January 17, 1949 (8 items; TT = 19:07)
WPIX Studio, New York NY
WPIX radio broadcast (B)
Show chatter

Miles Davis (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Buddy De Franco (cl); Eli "Lucky" Thompson (ts); Charlie Ventura (ts, bs); Al Haig (p); Teddy Wilson (p); Oscar Pettiford (b); Shelly Manne (d); Unknown (ann)

1 The Squirrel (T. Dameron) 4:20
2 Introduction 0:04
3 Fine and Dandy (P. James-K. Swift) 2:20

Wilson and Manne (duet)
4 Introduction 0:09
5 Anthropology (D. Gillespie-C. Parker) 3:35
6 Body and Soul (J.W. Green-E. Heyman-R. Sour-F. Eyton) 4:54
7 Introduction 0:05
8 How High the Moon (incomplete) (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 3:40

Fade out at 3:40


1 The Squirrel
CD: Royal Jazz RJD-514, FAP 001/3

2 Introduction
CD: FAP 001/3

3 Fine and Dandy
CD: FAP 001/3

4 Introduction
CD: Royal Jazz RJD-514, FAP 001/3

5 Anthropology
CD: Royal Jazz RJD-514, FAP 001/3

6 Body and Soul
CD: Royal Jazz RJD-514, FAP 001/3

7 Introduction
12" LP: Big Molly CVRR 8294
CD: Royal Jazz RJD-514, FAP 001/3

8 How High the Moon (incomplete)
12" LP: Big Molly CVRR 8294
CD: Royal Jazz RJD-514, FAP 001/3


This performance was broadcast on WPIX (channel 11) in New York at 8:00 pm. It was listed in the Brooklyn Eagle as "Jazz Concert: Charlie Ventura, Shelley Manne, Guests."

From late December until January 20 an Oscar Pettiford-led All-Star band -- advertised in the New York Daily News as "Fred Robbins all star BOB CONCERT GROUP" -- was booked at the Clique Club on Broadway. Winding, Thompson, and De Franco played in that band, along with Fats Navarro, Milt Jackson, Bud Powell, Pettiford, and Kenny Clarke. Sarah Vaughan and the George Shearing Trio also appeared at the Clique Club during this period. Davis joined the all-star band at the Clique Club toward the end of its stay.

I am grateful to Leif Bo Petersen for correcting my account of this session.

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