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November 5, 1971 (9 items; TT = 100:58)
Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (Austria)
Österreischer Rundfunk radio broadcast (B+)

Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Keith Jarrett (el-p, org); Michael Henderson (el-b); Ndugu Leon Chancler (d); Charles Don Alias (cga, perc); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Band warming up 0:11
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 15:09

Theme stated at 3:58, 4:57
3 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 13:04
4 What I Say (M. Davis) 16:42
5 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:05
6 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 17:36
7 Yesternow (M. Davis) 14:27
8 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 19:30
9 Sanctuary (closing theme) (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 1:14


1 Band warming up
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

2 Directions
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

3 Honky Tonk
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

4 What I Say
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

5 Sanctuary
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

6 It's About That Time
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

7 Yesternow
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

8 Funky Tonk
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020

9 Sanctuary (closing theme)
12" LP: Discurios DIS 201/2
CD: Discurios DIS 201/2, Jazz Music Yesterday JMY 1015/16, Sleepy Night Records SNRCD 020


Much of this concert was re-broadcast in March 2018 by ORF.at

Directions (15:13)
Honky Tonk (13:10)
What I Say (16:38)
Sanctuary (3:15)
It's About That Time (17:35)
Yesternow (inc, 17:11)

All of the tunes include substantial chatter by the host, Klaus Wienerroither.

Jack De Johnette left the Davis Sextet late in the summer, and Davis hired Leon Chancler as his replacement. The Sextet made an extensive European tour in October-November with George Wein's "Newport Jazz Festival in Europe." The itinerary was as follows:

October 17: Kongress-Saal, Deutsches Museum, Munich (two concerts)
October 18: Jahrhunderthalle Hoechst, Frankfurt (two concerts)
October 19 (?) Stuttgart: Beethoven-Saal (two concerts)
October 21: Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan
October 22: Neue Stadthalle, Dietikon (two concerts)
October 23: Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris
October 26: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
October 27: Théâtre Nationale Populaire, Paris (two concerts)
October 29: De Doelen, Rotterdam
November 3: Dom Sindikata, Belgrade
November 5: Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna
November 6: Philharmonie, Berlin
November 7: Universitets Aula, Uppsala
November 8: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 9: Chateau Neuf, Oslo
November 12: Sartory Festsaal, Cologne
November 13: Royal Festival Hall, London (two concerts)
November 14: Teatro della Fenice, Venice
November 15: Palazzo dello Sport, Bologna
November 16: Palazzo dello Sport, Turin
November 20: Sports Pavilion, Cascais

Many of these concerts were recorded, though some are not complete. Thanks to Hans-Dieter Klinger for information about the concerts in Germany at the beginning of the tour.

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