1971-11-06 Berlin, Germany (fm-rm-rt)

Disco1971-11-06 Berlin, Germany (fm-rm-rt)
VenueGermany, Philharmonie, Berlin
NotesSource: mileslist Google Groups
Miles Davis Septet - 1971-11-06 - Berlin, Germany, (fm-rm-rt).txt

Miles Davis Septet
November 6, 1971
Berlin, Germany

NDR Radio Broadcast, 83:52

Sound Quality A+

Miles Davis (tpt)
Gary Bartz (ss, as)
Keith Jarrett (kb)
Michael Henderson (b)
Ndugu Leon Chancler (d)
Charles Don Alias (perc)
James Mtume Foreman (perc)

Set List (83.52)
(Due to the continuous nature of the performance and to retain as much continuity and musicality as possible, as an overburn would be too risky, and as a 90 minute disc may be hard to find, I would offer the following suggestion - goody)

Disc 1
1 Introduction / Directions (14:56)
2 Honky Tonk (17:51)
3 What I Say? (8:29)
4 Sanctuary (3:37)
5 It's About That Time (17:31)

Disc 2
6 Funky Tonk > Sanctuary (21:28)

Version History

This recording originates from my transfer of a friend's tape in 2000 or thereabouts, so I have the original information.

Lineage: NDR FM stereo radio broadcast > R > cas > cdr > WavLab 4 > cdr > trades...
Transfer: Akai ? stereo cassette deck > TASCAM CD-RW700

The layout of the original trade CDRS:
CD1 [47:48]
1 Introduction / band Warming Up (0:56)
2 Directions (14:55)
3 Honky Tonk (2:38)
4 Funky Tonk (1:41)
5 Honky Tonk (6:50)
6 What I Say? (15:48)
7 Sanctuary (4:56)
CD2 [39:18]
8 It's About That Time (17:04)
9 Funky Tonk/Sanctuary (22:13)
TT: 87:04

Editor 1: cassette transfer and WavLab 4 Remaster by plaz and Guiseppe Candiamo

- Continuous NR: The original transfer disc also contained a couple of perfect noise samples at the start and end, so iot was possible to remove most of the broadband tape noise and hiss. The two channels were separated intp L and R channel files and de-noised independently becuae the noise was different for each channel. The continuous DNR process was run successively, using the output from the previous run to remove any DNR artifacts on the subsequwnt run ,.. a virtual CEDAR processing stack. This process was applied to each of the two cassette tape sides involved, and then the files were reassembled.

- spliced 2 tape sides: I am not sure if Sanctuary is incomplete, but that is where the Reel was stopped, backed up a bit and then restarted for the second tape side. I don’t hear anything indicating that music is missing and there is no additional music on any of the videos of this date than exists here. So this appears to be the complete live-to-air broadcast.

- gain normalized and tracked

Editor 2 (twat + Prof Goody)

Post Production: FLAC > WAV > Adobe Audition (Pitch Bender: +60 cents, Fade Out: d1t08) > CD Wave
(Re-Tracked & removed gaps) > TLH > FLAC

Editor 3 (TomP with Nero 7)
Reduced RH channel to 70%
Cross-faded L&R channels (80:20 ratio) to fix headphone unfriendly mix
Fixed glitch 8.22 in Honky Tonk
Fixed glitches 3.37 3.52 & 4.30 in Sanctuary
Fixed glitch at 0.41 in It's About That Time
Combined the split Honky Tonk tracks (inc. short Funky Tonk fragment)
Fixed the Fade out / in between Sanctuary & It's about that time
Now it is a continuous set that fits on a CDR-90

Recording clarity is superb, with very low noise, so the original recorder did a fantastic job, but it still needed the final touches (details above) to make it a 'must have' recording; its has low noise and a great mix as the 3 percussionists are spread across the stereo image. I would classify it as similar to the quality of the official Black Beauty CDs, a slightly edgy sound, but terrific powerful performance, definitely towards the electric side (my distinct preference as Keith plays a lot more organ) rather than jazz side of this group's recordings, so...Hope you enjoy this as much as I do now! Many thanks again to 'twat' for his post and encouragement for this remaster

Don't distribute in MP3 or other lossy formats
For trading only; don't sell or do anything else you shouldn't do with this stuff!


Editor 4 (plaz): Sound Forge 10 Pro

- repaired a few clicks and pops, removed a few micro gaps near a couple of the track boundaries, gain normalized and retracked.

Thanks to ML for his generosity in loaning me his 1st generation cassette of this (then uncirculated) stereo recording. Thanks to Giuseppe Candiamo at AllSound Restore for invaluable help with this and other music projects. Thanks for the remastering work by twat/Prof Goody, and TomP.

Seeded at DIME, December 23, 2010.


Editor 5 (goody): dBpoweramp (WAV) > CD Wave Editor (Split tracks for retracking) > Cool Edit Pro (Join split tracks for retracking) > Trader's Little Helper (FLAC Level 8; ffp)