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Original folder name: STUDIO SESSION 1978
Studio Session 1978 [no label, 1CD]
Columbia Studio B, New York NY; March 2, 1978; very good to excellent soundboard.
Thanks to dino000 who first shared this at Dime in 2009; and to propylaen for keeping the tracks alive.
Posted at plosin.com:
Davis was coaxed into the studio by Larry and Julie Coryell, to whom he had been introduced by his friend Eleana Steinberg. Steinbergs 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 Coles 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.
Here you have it, Miles 1978 session. I disagree with Mr Losins description of this as flashy riffs. Although Davis only plays organ, its a very interesting piece, very milesian in character, similar to his mid 70s music. Enjoy! Check out www.thelastmiles.com for interviews with several of the participants.
CDR of Comeback Sessions Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 boot > wav > editing in Goldwave > flac 8
Track 01. Miss Last Summer 5:11 - rehearsal [0:45] take 1 [4:10] Studio chatter [0:13] (8.7MB)
Track 02. Miss Last Summer 4:00 - take 2 (fs) [0:42] rehearsal [0:12] take 3 (fs) [0:08] take 4 [2:48] (6.7MB)
Track 03. Miss Last Summer 4:05 - rehearsal [0:31] rehearsal + chatter [0:58] take 5 [2:29] rehearsal/chatter [0:11] (6.9MB)
Track 04. Miss Last Summer 2:10 - take 6 [2:02] Studio chatter [0:06] (3.6MB)
Track 05. Miss Last Summer 2:55 - take 7 [2:40] Studio chatter [0:14] (4.9MB)
Track 06. Miss Last Summer 3:45 - take 8 [3:40] (6.3MB)
Track 07. Miss Last Summer 4:36 - Studio chatter [0:19] take 9 [4:14] (7.7MB)
Track 08. Miss Last Summer 7:49 - take 10 (fs) [0:03] take 11 [7:09] Studio Chatter [0:29] (13.1MB)
Miles Davis (org)
Larry Coryell (g)
Masabumi Kikuchi (keyb)
George Pavlis (keyb)
T.M. Stevens (el-b)
Al Foster (d)