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Miles Ahead session details

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October 31, 1969 (7 items; TT = 48:41)
Stadthalle, Vienna (Austria)
Unknown TV broadcast (B)

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack De Johnette (d)

1 Band warming up (with voiceover) 0:32
2 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 14:54

Voiceover continues until 0:22
3 Agitation (M. Davis) 10:30
4 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 15:13
5 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 2:52

Davis begins with the "Sanctuary" theme for a few seconds, then continues with "I Fall in Love Too Easily."
6 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:48
7 The Theme (with applause, announcement) (M. Davis) 0:52

Titles are announced as: "Listen to This," "About That Time," "Nefertiti," and "'Round About Midnight." At least one version of this show in general circulation is pretty badly off-speed, more than a half-tone sharp. Timings above are from a speed-corrected recording.

The Davis Quintet toured Europe in October-November 1969 as part of the Newport Jazz Festival in Europe produced by George Wein. The itinerary was as follows:

October 26: Teatro Lirico, Milan (two concerts)
October 27: Teatro Sistina, Rome
October 31: Stadthalle, Vienna
November 1: Hammersmith Odeon, London (two concerts)
November 2: Ronnie Scott's Club, London
November 3: Salle Pleyel, Paris (two concerts)
November 4: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
November 5: Folkets Hus, Stockholm (two concerts)
November 7: Philharmonie, Berlin
November 8: Sart Tilman, Liège
November 9: De Doelen, Rotterdam.

Most of the performances from this tour were recorded, though some are not complete.

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