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Miles Ahead session details

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May 5, 1975 (8 items; TT = 28:02)
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
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Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sam Morrison (ts); Pete Cosey (g, perc, EMS Synthi); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el-b); Al Foster (d); James Mtume Forman (cga, perc)

1 Minnie (take 1) (M. Davis) 2:48
2 Minnie (take 2) (M. Davis) 1:55
3 Minnie (take 3 fs) (M. Davis) 0:19
4 Minnie (take 4) (M. Davis) 4:02
5 Minnie (take 6) (M. Davis) 4:57

KOB 002 includes two differently-mixed versions of take 6
6 Minnie (take 7) (M. Davis) 4:07
7 Untitled Original 750505 (take 1) (M. Davis) 3:31
8 Untitled Original 750505 (take 2) (M. Davis) 6:23

6 Minnie (take 7)
CD: Columbia Legacy C6K 06239, Sony SICP 1581/6

"Minnie" is based on "Lovin' You" by Richard Rudolph and Minnie Riperton, a tune which appeared on the latter's Perfect Angel album in 1974. It also appears as the title tune on Al Foster's Mr. Foster (Better Days (J) YX-7599), recorded in August 1979 -- which makes Sony's choice of "Mr. Foster" for the title of a completely different tune recorded in September 1973 (and which also had a perfectly good title, "For Dave") particularly silly.

"Untitled original 750505" quickly entered the live book and was a standard set closer during May-July 1975. Davis occasionally plays organ during this tune. The influence of Jimi Hendrix is evident.

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