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August 23, 1962 (1 item; TT = 3:25)
Columbia Studio A, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

Miles Davis (tpt); Frank Rehak (tb); Wayne Shorter (ts); Paul Chambers (b); Jimmy Cobb (d); Willie Bobo [William Correa] (bgo)

1 Devil May Care (take 4) (B. Dorough) 3:25

Edited (2:33) on Columbia 42853

1 Devil May Care (take 4)
45 rpm: Columbia Legacy 88875024357-1
12" LP: Columbia CL 1970 (= CS 8770, JP 13811), Columbia PC-32025, CBS (F) BPG 62637, CBS/Sony SONP 50199, Mosaic MQ11-164
CD: Columbia Legacy CXK 67397, Columbia Legacy CXK 90923, Sony SRCS 7945/50, Sony SICP 657/62, Columbia Legacy 86975 24922 [= Columbia (F) 86975 52492] (CD 17)

Although this is the second installment in Dorough's studio date with the Davis group, he does not participate. Davis gets off a terrific solo here, as does Shorter; and there are some nicely-crafted three-horn unison passages in the opening and closing choruses. Another little gem.

After the flurry of Columbia studio activity and live recording in the spring of 1961, Davis was relatively inactive during 1961-1962. He was evidently unhappy with Hank Mobley, though he did not replace him until sometime the following year. J.J. Johnson was added to the group as another solo voice, and the Sextet was booked at the Club Renaissance, Los Angeles (October 12-19; Philly Joe Jones on drums); Minor Key Club, Detroit (December 7-10); Jazz Gallery, New York (December 21, 1961-January 3, 1962); Howard Theatre, Washington (January 12-18 -- Philly Joe Jones on drums, and Johnson apparently did not make this gig); Indiana University Auditorium (March 24 -- a benefit for the Indiana NAACP for which Davis did not show!); April 17-22, Village Vanguard, New York; May 19-28, Mardi Gras, Kansas City; June 1-10, Music Box Theatre, Los Angeles; June 12-July 1, Blackhawk Supper Club, San Francisco; July 4-10, The Penthouse, Seattle; August 16-19, Minor Key, Detroit; August 24-25, La Comédie Canadienne, Montréal (Davis filled in for an ailing Sonny Rollins for the August 25 matinée); September 17-22, Showboat, Philadelphia; November 13-19, Village Vanguard, New York. A four-night engagement at the Music Box Club, Cleveland (December 6-9) was canceled and rescheduled for December 27-30. Mobley is still listed as the saxophonist at the end of 1962.

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