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Miles Ahead session details

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November 18, 1974 (8 items; TT = 81:31)
Bottom Line Club, New York NY
Audience recording (B)

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, as, 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 Mtume (M. Davis) 19:17
2 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 10:19
3 Maiysha (with applause) (M. Davis) 14:37

Second set
4 Band warming up 0:31
5 Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 8:15
6 Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 5:03
7 Hip Skip (M. Davis) 13:41
8 What They Do (with applause) (M. Davis) 9:48

Cga solo 7:29-9:26


"Hip Skip" and "What They Do" were first recorded in the studio on November 6, though the former was performed live in August at Paul's Mall in Boston.

I used to list this session as from November 8-9 (Friday-Saturday), but according to the Bottom Line online archive (http://bottomlinearchive.com/chronology_1974) Davis performed there on November 3-4 and again on November 18.

The Octet was quite busy during this period: Indiananapolis Convention Center (October 13); Allen Theatre, Cleveland (November 1); Bottom Line Club, New York (November 3-4); Club Etcetera, Washington (November 11-14); The Stables, East Lansing (December 11); Bottom Line Club, New York (November 18); Smiling Dog Saloon, Cleveland (December 12-15).

Thanks to Alexander Keth and Jan Lohmann for help with this session.

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