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Miles Ahead session details

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March 22, 1975 (7 items; TT = 93:23)
The Playhouse, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY
Audience recording (B)

Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, as, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

First concert
1 Funk [Prelude, part 1] (M. Davis) 15:47
2 Maiysha (M. Davis) 18:22
3 Right Off (incomplete) (M. Davis) 15:27

Splice at 12:39 (several seconds missing); perc/g/effects last 6:00
4 Ife (with applause) (M. Davis) 8:19

Mostly guitar + effects until theme stated at 5:43

Second concert
5 Calypso Frelimo (incomplete) (M. Davis) 19:28

Splice at 7:20; several minutes missing
6 For Dave [Mr. Foster] (M. Davis) 13:22
7 Turnaroundphrase (incomplete) (M. Davis) 2:38


The Davis Septet played two concerts (8pm and 11pm) at the Playhouse. Herbie Hancock's Headhunters were also on the bill. The tour began at Constitution Hall, Washington (March 15); Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh (March 17). It continued into the midwest: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (March 26); Kiel Opera House, St. Louis (March 27); Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee (March 28); Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago (March 30) -- and probably other dates as well. But Davis collapsed with a bleeding ulcer after the St. Louis concert, and the remaining stops on the tour had to be canceled.

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