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Miles Davis June 30, 1950

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trombone
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 'Round Midnight 2:39 Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
2 Wee 11:12
3 Ow 11:09
4 Cool Blues 0:36 Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
5 September in the Rain 3:36
6 Embraceable You 4:12 J.J. Johnson (omit)
7 Introduction by Pee Wee Marquette of Chubby Newsome 0:17 Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
8 Chubby's Blues 2:30 Chubby Newsome (vocal)
9 For You, My Love 2:20 Chubby Newsome (vocal)
10 All the Things You Are 2:04
11 Max Making Wax 6:27
12 Hot House 10:03 Fats Navarro (trumpet)
13 52nd Street Theme (Incomplete) 0:07
14 Conception/Deception 11:06 (alto saxophone), (piano), (drums), (trumpet), (omit), (omit)
15 Eronel 13:03 (piano), (drums), (trumpet), (omit), (omit)
16 52nd Street Theme 5:38 (piano), (drums), (trumpet), (omit), (omit)
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1950 - 1950
Label Name: 
private
Leader(s): 
Miles Davis
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Miles Davis
Personnel: 
J.J. Johnson
Personnel: 
Brew Moore
Personnel: 
Tadd Dameron
Personnel: 
Curley Russell
Personnel: 
Art Blakey
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Birdland
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

According to Losin, a lot of uncertainty still remains about this session as to the date and personnel. Sutherland does not list this date, and Burton lists only the track on which Bird plays. On the Jazz Music Yesterday CD, Enrico Merlin gives the date listed above, but Miles Davis biographer Ken Vail argues that the recordings were made over several nights in May and June. We are using Losin's information with this caveat. For more info on the mystery, please go to www.plosin.com. -JS

Some of the tracks are described in Losin has having been released under different names.

- #2 "Wee" was released as "Rambunctious Rambling"

- #3 "Ow!" was released as "Brew's Blues"

- #12 "Hot House" was released as "Miles' Midnight Breakway"

- #14 "Conception/Deception", as "Poobah"

- #15 "Eronel" as "Overturia"

- #16 "52nd Street Theme" as "Slow Broadway Theme"

 

This isn't to change what their actual track and song data is, but merely to serve as a guidepost for anyone looking from the erroneously labeled issues for a session. More info on www.plosin.com

The following tracks are listed in Losin as "band warming up", but since they eventually lead into actual tunes (after some "noodling"), we have labeled the tracks those tunes:

 

1) 'Round Midnight

4) Cool Blues

10) All the Things You Are

 

Also, there are some short announcements, or exclamations by Pee Wee Marquette, but we haven't marked them here because they aren't relevant to our purpose. If you would like to know more, see www.plosin.com. -JS

Sources: 
Plosin.com, Burton.