Tonight's feature is special in a way that any Miles Davis recording is special but it's special also because I was there in the audience as a young man on April 21, 1961 at The Blackhawk in San Francisco. Columbia recorded both Friday and Saturday nights (April 21 and 22) and did an exceptional job capturing the sound of this edition of Miles' quintet. Miles on trumpet and the great and usually (until now) underrated Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, the magical Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and the surviving member of this band, the magnificent Jimmy Cobb on drums. We will hear the entire second (and longest) set of Friday evening and experience the way Miles Davis would pace a set. The tunes are: Cole Porter's "All of You", Davis' "Neo" aka "Teo", "I Thought About you", "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Walkin'". It was a thrill to be there in the audience and everytime I hear these tracks it takes me back to San Francisco and The Blackhawk. Enjoy the set!
Dave Burns · Presenting Dave Burns
Bill Hardman · Sayin' Something!
Don't Call Me Baby
Marla Guloien · Debut
Kara Johnstad · Pages of Sand
Erskine Hawkins · Tuxedo Junction
Phineas Newborn Jr. · We Three
All Of You
Miles Davis · In Person Friday Night
At The Blackhawk.
I Thought About You
Bye Bye Blackbird