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Miles Ahead session details

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March 4, 1949 (8 items; TT = 13:04)
CBS-TV Studios, New York NY
WCBS-TV recording (B)
Show chatter

Miles Davis (tpt); Max Kaminsky (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Will Bradley (tb); Charlie Parker (as); Joe Marsalla (cl); Unknown (b); Max Roach (d); Gordon "Specs" Powell (d); Ann Hathaway (voc); William Williams (ann)

1 Introduction (William Williams) 1:18
2 Anthropology (D. Gillespie-C. Parker) 1:22
3 Introduction (William Williams) 0:32
4 Bop City (K. Winding) 0:57

Add Winding (tb)
5 Introduction (William Williams) 0:28
6 I Get a Kick Out of You (C. Porter) 2:36

Add Hathaway (voc), Winding (tb), maybe Davis (tpt)
7 Introduction (William Williams) 1:25
8 Big Foot (incomplete) [Blues Jam #2] (C. Parker) 4:26


1 Introduction (William Williams)
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2 Anthropology
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3 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

4 Bop City
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5 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)

6 I Get a Kick Out of You
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7 Introduction (William Williams)
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8 Big Foot (incomplete)
CD: Stash 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851)


These items were recorded for the WCBS-TV show Adventures in Jazz. Davis plays only on the "Big Foot" jam, a bop-vs.-Dixieland duel with Kaminsky. His range is impressive here, just as it is on the recordings a couple months later from the Paris Festival International de Jazz.

At the time Davis was a member of the Tadd Dameron Tentet, in the midst of a month-long engagement (February 12-March 16) at the Royal Roost on Broadway.

I have listed the date that appears in most discographies, March 4. This performance was broadcast on March 11; it may be that a kinescope was made on the earlier date. Thanks to Leif Bo Petersen for help with this session.

The vocalist is Ann Hathaway, not Ann Baker. These are two very different people. For the evidence, see the note to the October 18, 1946 session.

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