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Miles Ahead session details

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February 6, 1970 (3 items; TT = 27:11)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss); Chick Corea (el-p); Josef Zawinul (el-p); John McLaughlin (g); Dave Holland (el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Billy Cobham (perc); Airto Moreira (perc)

1 Recollections (take 4) (J. Zawinul) 19:06
2 Take It or Leave It (take 6) (J. Zawinul) 2:13
3 Double Image (J. Zawinul) 5:52

1 Recollections (take 4)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ6-183
CD: Columbia C4K 65570, Columbia C4K 90924, Columbia C2K 63973, Sony 8837/40, Sony SICP 669/72, Sony SRCS 9737/8, Sony SRCS 836/7, Sony SICJ 30080/1, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

2 Take It or Leave It (take 6)
12" LP: Mosaic MQ6-183
CD: Columbia C4K 65570, Columbia C4K 90924, Sony 8837/40, Sony SICP 669/72

3 Double Image
12" LP: Columbia G 30954, Four Men with Beards 4M 809LP, CBS/Sony SONP 50452/3, CBS/Sony SOPJ 88/9, CBS/Sony 28AP 2153/4, CBS/Sony 36AP 1773/4, Mosaic MQ6-183
CD: Columbia C2K 65135, Columbia C4K 65570, Columbia C4K 90924, CBS/Sony 50DP 707/8, Sony SRCS 5715/6, Sony SRCS 9123/4, Sony 8837/40, Sony SICP 669/72, Sony SRCS 9739/40, Sony SICP 24/5, Sony SICP 843/4, Sony SICP 1225/6, SICP 20063/4, Sony SICP 4240/1, Sony SICJ 10012/3, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922

"Double Image" was recorded a week earlier at the January 28 session, but is remade here with more spirited playing from McLaughlin and Zawinul.

The Davis Sextet maintained a busy touring schedule throughout this period: Cellar Door, Washington (January 12-17); Spectrum, Philadelphia (January 18); Schwab Auditorium, Pennsylvania State University (February 14); Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor (February 21); Fillmore East, New York (March 6-7); Fillmore West, San Francisco (April 9-12); Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles (April 14-26); Both/And Club, San Francisco (April 28).

In addition to all this touring, Davis had various groups in the studio throughout the first half of 1970 -- fourteen dates in the first half of the year!

Wayne Shorter left the Quintet in March, after the two Fillmore Auditorium concerts in New York City -- though he did play on a studio date on March 17. Davis quickly replaced him with Steve Grossman.

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