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Miles Ahead session details

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November 16, 1971 (7 items; TT = 83:09)
Palazzo dello Sport, Turin (Italy)
Radio Televisione Italian (RAI) TV 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 Directions (J. Zawinul) 14:01

Theme stated at 3:33, 5:34
2 What I Say (M. Davis) 14:56
3 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:05
4 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 14:17
5 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 18:57
6 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 16:00

Incomplete (8:06) and issued as "Hush" on Moon and video
7 Sanctuary (closing theme, applause) (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 0:53

6 Funky Tonk
CD: Moon MCD 063
Video: RAI-TV

Some versions of this show in circulation are quite fast; the timings above are from a pitch-corrected version.

There are some incomplete broadcasts of this show from RAI. One of them contains the following:

  1. Honky Tonk (inc, 5:57) (voiceover announcement 5:23-end)
  2. What I Say (inc, 8:36) (previous voiceover continues until 0:06)
  3. Sanctuary (4:14)
  4. It's About That Time (inc, 3:42)

Another includes an incomplete Funky Tonk (8:42), issued as "Hush" on Moon MCD 063. Still another includes an incomplete Honky Tonk (9:57) with a brief voiceover introduction.

The RAI-TV excerpt lists the show as Keith Jarrett e Miles Davis 1974.

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: Thé√Ętre Nationale Populaire, Paris
October 26: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
October 27: Thé√Ętre 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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