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Miles Ahead session details

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January 4, 1973 (3 items; TT = 31:32)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia

Miles Davis (tpt); Dave Liebman (ss); Cedric Lawson (keyb); Reggie Lucas (g); Khalil Balakrishna (sitar); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc); Badal Roy (tabla)

1 The Hen (take 1) (M. Davis) 12:34
2 The Hen (take 2 inc) (M. Davis) 0:48
3 The Hen (take 3) (M. Davis) 18:10

1 The Hen (take 1)
12" LP: Columbia 19658749181
CD: Columbia Legacy C6K 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6

Davis broke both legs in an automobile accident on October 19 (NYT report). This kept him off the road until mid-January, but there were several studio sessions in November-December.

Just prior to this session Carlos Garnett left and was replaced by Liebman. Despite Davis' continued immobility, the group began touring extensively: Village East, New York (January 12-13); Toronto (January 24); Michigan State University Auditorium, East Lansing (January 26); Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis (January 28); Tower Theatre, Philadelphia (March 2); Alexander Hall, Princeton University (two shows, March 3).

There was apparently a studio sessions on February 13, but none of the music from that session has surfaced.

Davis was arrested on February 23 on weapons charges.

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