1981-11-04 Boston

Disco1981-11-04 Boston
VenueUSA, Bradford Hotel Ballroom, Boston, MA
NotesSource: www.dimeadozen.org
Original torrent name: Miles Davis 1981-11-04 Boston (aud master).torrent
Original folder names:
Miles Davis 1981-11-04 Boston (aud master)
Set 1
Set 2
Miles Davis 1981-11-04 Boston (aud master) RevA Info.txt

Miles Davis
1981-11-04 Rev.A
Bradford Hotel Ballroom
Boston, MA
2cdr, aud, Mcas
Miles Davis (tp, p); Bill Evans (ss, ts); Mike Stern (g); Marcus Miller (b); Al Foster (d); Mino Cinelu (pc)

First Set [51:05]
1 band warming up 1:19
2 Back Seat Betty 17:13
3 My Man's Gone Now 18:46
4 Aida 12:45
5 applause / stage announcement 1:00

Second Set [35:05]
6 band warming up 1:05
7 Fat Time 18:07
8 Jean Pierre 15:51

- excellent, complete audience recording
- the taper notes there is a tape flip at about the 46 minute mark of set 1 (about 9:40 of Aida)
- second of two consecutive nights at this venue

Realistic twin-head stereo mike (probably R75 electret condenser stereo mic) >
Sony TC158 (dolby off) > Maxell XLI master cassette > soundforge 4.5 (WAV) > FLAC > Dime

Revision A: Dime > wav-edits > flac(lvl8) > Dime
- removed clicks and pops
- removed or Minimized mic impacts
- clipped and/or attenuated close applause
- gain normalized and tracked

Contrast Clause:
This is an edited, version of the master source available via Dime at the following URL:

Thanks and praises to the taper/seeder -- well done!
Revision A uploaded with permission.

The original, unedited, master can be downloaded from the following Dime URL:

---original Info file ----------------------------------------------
Miles Davis group (w/Mike Stern)
Bradford Hotel Ballroom,
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
November 4, 1981

source: master audience tape
performance quality: B/B+
recording quality: B/B+ mostly quite nice
runtime: 83 minutes
lineage: Realistic twin-head stereo mike >
Sony TC158 cassette deck (dolby off) >
master cassette (Maxell XLI) >
soundforge 4.5 (WAV) > FLAC > torrentially yours.
This is a 1st time master seed.
Glasnost Radio Production certified gapless/glitchless/clipless
and pegless torrent. (there CAN"T be any glitches in here, because
there's no CD or DAT tape in this lineage, but I checked anyway)

After his run at Kix in June 81, Miles Davis' next Boston
stops were 2 shows at the Bradford (he also did 2 more there
in April '82). This is the second of the 2 Nov. 81 shows (the
other was Nov. 3rd) and my 1st Miles Davis master recording.
(I wish that had come about 12 years sooner, but better late than
never). This was my 1st time at the Bradford Ballroom, I was in front
row balcony and everything comes through surprisingly clearly even
though I was in the back of the room because there was no obstruction
of the mike to the stage. (their balcony is set up much like Symphony
Hall, only a few rows deep and goes all the way around the room)
The only band members (other than Miles) I know by name are Mike
Stern on guitar (he's from Boston area) and he played well in
this show, and Al Foster is the drummer. As for tunes, this was
the Man with the Horn tour, and the songs all run together (it has to,
this is a Miles Davis show, after all) so I just made 1 track for each
set (there were 2) the 1st one is about 51 min. (with inconspicuous tape
flip 45 min. in during percussion solo), the second about 35 min. A very
listenable recording and a good performance of the 1981 edition Miles band.
I was going to throw his S.N.L. 1981 performance in here as a bonus,
but I've had very bad luck posting anything from that show (alot of it is
officially released) so this is just the Boston concert.

Do not sell this recording. Trade freely and losslessly.