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Miles Ahead session details

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May 28, 1974 (4 items; TT = 40:53)
Theatro Municipal, São Paulo (Brazil)
Band recording (B+)

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

First set
1 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 12:50
2 Ife (M. Davis) 18:29

One version of this set in circulation has an incomplete "Ife" with about a minute missing at 15:58. The version on Red Circle (CDR) has a big gap at 14:42
3 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 3:04
4 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 6:30

Begins with Davis playing "Tune in 5" theme on tpt; "Willie Nelson" vamp from 0:30-1:30; applause 5:12-5:30 as Davis leaves. Incomplete (5:36) on Red Circle CDR

A Red Circle CD-R is quite fast and contains a couple gaps. Also, the date is wrongly listed as "June 2, 1974 - Unknown venue, second set."

The Davis Octet made a tour of South American cities in May 1974, and they were booked for three nights in Rio de Janeiro (May 23-25: Thursday-Saturday) and three in São Paulo (May 28 and 31, June 1: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday). Several recordings from this tour exist (made by Liebman or others in the band). Thanks to Lulu Pereira for help with these sessions, and to John Howker for the scans of the Rio de Janeiro program.

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