1981-11-04 Boston

Disco1981-11-04 Boston
VenueUSA, Bradford Hotel Ballroom, Boston, Mass.
NotesOriginal folder name: Miles Davis Boston 1981 Nov 4 aud master flac16

Miles Davis group
Miles Davis: trumpet, electric piano
Bill Evans: soprano sax, tenor sax
Mike Stern: guitar
Marcus Miller: bass
Al Foster: drums
Mino Cinelu: percussion

Bradford Hotel Ballroom
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
November 4, 1981
(he also played there on Nov. 3rd)
source: master audience tape
runtime: 85:04 (minutes/ seconds)

first set: 50:31
1. Back Seat Betty 18:14
2. my man's gone now 18:49 (several bumps removed or reduced)
3. Aida 13:27 (bumps reduced around 1:35, spliced at 9:35 for tape flip)

second set: 34:33
4. fat time 19:03
5. Jean Pierre 15:30

Realistic twin-head stereo mike >
Sony TC158? cassette deck (dolby off) >
Maxell XLI 90 min. master cassette >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
a this and that, masters of jazz production.
do not sell this recording.
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

After his run at Kix in June of 1981, 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)
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 did the best
I could to track the show properly. the only interruption of the recording
was during a percussion solo about 45 minutes into the 1st set, an inconspicuous
tape flip cut)
A very listenable recording and a good performance of the 1981 edition Miles band.
this is the second transfer of this recording to digital. this one came out overall
sonically clearer, and probably also correct speed while the previous one may have been
slightly off, there was one part where an attempt to remove a nasty mike bump messed
up a very brief section of the recording (slightly, still probably better than it was before)
I really don't like to do that, but even with that, this is still likely the best this
recording has ever sounded. it's also a hometown show for Mike Stern, who is from Boston area.