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November 15, 1973 (10 items; TT = 94:48)
Palais des Sports, Paris (France)
ORTF radio broadcast (B+)

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Dave Liebman (ss, ts, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); André Francis (ann)

1 Introduction (André Francis) 1:39
2 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 10:02

Incomplete (8:25) on Jazz Masters
3 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 6:38
4 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 7:55
5 Ife (M. Davis) 16:29

Incomplete (14:55) on Jazz Masters
6 Right Off (M. Davis) 10:21
7 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 7:55
8 For Dave [Mr. Foster] (M. Davis) 16:30
9 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 1:21
10 Calypso Frelimo (with applause, closing announcement) (M. Davis) 15:58

Cga solo 12:22-15:30


2 Turnaroundphrase
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

3 Tune in 5
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

4 Turnaroundphrase
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

5 Ife
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

8 For Dave
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

9 Tune in 5
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016

10 Calypso Frelimo (with applause, closing announcement)
CD: Jazz Masters JM 016


Jazz Masters JM 016 contains incomplete versions of several titles. Tracks are wrongly indexed as well:

  1. Turnaroundphrase (inc, 8:23) + Tune in 5 (inc, 2:00)
  2. Tune in 5 (inc, 4:25) + Turnaroundphrase (7:35) + Applause (not in original, 0:10)
  3. Ife (inc, 15:22)
  4. For Dave (inc, 14:34) + Tune in 5 (1:20)
  5. Calypso Frelimo (15:17)

Parts of the concert were broadcast several times on ORTF. Unfortunately some of the broadcasts include voiceovers and interruptions, and none contains the complete concert. Thanks to Bob Elliott for sharing one of these broadcasts with me.

The Davis Septet took part in the "Newport Jazz Festival in Europe" tour produced by George Wein. The itinerary was as follows:

October 24: Stadsteatern, Malmö (two concerts)
October 25: Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Århus
October 27: Konserthuset, Stockholm
October 29: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 1: Philharmonie, Berlin (two concerts?)
November 2: Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen
November 3: Stadthalle, Vienna
November 7: Dom Sindikata, Belgrade
November 10: Palazzo dello Sport, Bologna
November 12: Palau de la Musica, Barcelona
November 13: Palau de la Musica, Barcelona
November 15: Palais des Sports, Paris
November 17: De Doelen, Rotterdam
November 18: Glasgow Apollo (formerly Green's Playhouse), Glasgow
November 19: Rainbow Theatre, London (two concerts)
November 21: L'Entrepôt Lainé, Bordeaux

There may have been other concerts as well, but I have not been able to locate advertisements or reviews.

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