1978-03-02 Columbia Studio NYC

Disco1978-03-02 Columbia Studio NYC
VenueUSA, Columbia Studio, NYC
NotesSource: dimeadozen.org
Original torrent name: Miles Davis 1978-03-02 Columbia Studio NYC.torrent
Original folder name: Miles Davis 1978-03-02 Columbia Studio NYC

Miles Davis
Columbia Studio B, New York NY
March 2, 1978

Miles Davis (org); Larry Coryell (g); Masabumi Kikuchi (keyb); George Pavlis (keyb); T.M. Stevens (el-b); Al Foster (d)

01 Miss Last Summer..........5:10 rehearsal (0:45) take 1 (4:10) Studio chatter (0:13)
02 Miss Last Summer..........3:59 take 2 (fs) (0:42) rehearsal (0:12) take 3 (fs) (0:08) take 4 (2:48)
03 Miss Last Summer..........4:05 rehearsal (0:31) rehearsal + chatter (0:58) take 5 (2:29) rehearsal/chatter (0:11)
04 Miss Last Summer..........2:09 take 6 (2:02) Studio chatter (0:06)
05 Miss Last Summer..........2:54 take 7 (2:40) Studio chatter (0:14)
06 Miss Last Summer..........3:45 take 8 (3:40)
07 Miss Last Summer..........4:35 Studio chatter (0:19) take 9 (4:14)
08 Miss Last Summer..........7:49 take 10 (fs) (0:03) take 11 (7:09) Studio Chatter (0:29)

Davis was coaxed into the studio by Larry and Julie Coryell, to whom he had been introduced by his friend Eleana Steinberg. Steinberg's attentions were apparently helping to get Davis off cocaine and alcohol, and he began composing again. These items, on which Davis plays only organ, are just riffs, with the standard flashy excesses of late-1970s fusion. Apparently Davis and/or Steinberg suggested as the title for this tune "Amanaura," but it was copyrighted as "Miss Last Summer." (See the interviews with keyboard player George Pavlis and Eleana Steiberg on George Cole's The Last Miles website.) Davis was very happy with this music, and he wanted Coryell, whom he called "Notes Anonymous" on account of his tendency to play too many notes, to join a band. Coryell wisely declined. Davis was in no condition to play in a band, much less lead one. It would be more than two years before he returned to regular touring.

CDR of "Comeback Sessions" Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 boot -> wav -> editing in Goldwave -> flac 8

Uploaded to Dime by propylaen in April 2013.