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December 1957 (1 item; TT = 3:38)
Unknown venue, Unknown city (France)
Private recording (tape) (B-)

Miles Davis (tpt); Barney Wilen (ts); René Urtreger (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d)

1 Lady Bird (T. Dameron) 3:38

1 Lady Bird
CD: Rare Live Recordings RLR 88665

The date and venue for this performance is a mystery. It is not from the December 7 session recorded in the Buttes Chaumont Studio and included in Jean-Christophe Averty's Au Clair de la Lune, broadcast on Christmas evening 1957. The closing applause -- which may well be spliced in -- suggests a large venue with an appreciative audience. Davis solos for one-and-a-half choruses, Wilen and Urtreger are given a half-chorus each, and the ensemble trade eight-bar passages with Clarke for a chorus before the closing statement.

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