December 1, 2010 – 3:54 am

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Willimantic 1974 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Shaboo Inn, Willimantic, CT; January 26, 1974. Very good soundboard.

“This is a rare show that really sounds great from a year where few recordings exist. Seems to have been available on a bootleg CD, but I have never seen it,” noted firstrays123 who shared the tracks on Dime.

This show is known to circulate in two separate fragments and they are offered together here.

According to
Evidence for the date of this recording is confused. The Davis Septet was originally booked for two nights at the Shaboo Inn: January 24-25 (Thursday-Friday). The former owner of the Shaboo recalls that they didn’t play on Thursday because Davis’s hairdresser wasn’t there - which leaves January 25 (Friday) as the date. According to Dave Liebman, however, the music is from Saturday - this is written on the tape Liebman made from the stage. Maybe the group stayed over Saturday night to make up for the missed show on Thursday - although I haven’t found any advertisements or reviews to corroborate this. It’s also unclear whether all of this music is from the same night…”
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For the second fragment, firstrays123 also added: “Some versions in circulation have a splice at ca. 4:15, at which point about 0:25 is missing. This one does NOT seem to.”

Thanks to firstrays123 for all your efforts.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1 - First fragment
Track 101. For Dave (M. Davis) (incomplete) 15:07 (24.8MB)
Track 102. Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 15:48 (25.9MB)
Track 103. Tune in 5 (M. Davis) 8:05 (12.9MB)
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Track 104. Agharta Prelude (M. Davis) (with applause) 10:15 (16.4MB)
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Disc 2 - Second fragment
Track 201. Ife (M. Davis) 21:55 (35.9MB)
Track 202. Turnaroundphrase (M. Davis) 16:52 (27.6MB)
Track 203. For Dave (M. Davis) 18:08 (29.7MB)
Track 204. Calypso Frelimo (M. Davis) (incomplete) 13:04 (21.4MB)

Miles Davis - trumpet, organ
Dave Liebman - soprano & tenor sax, flute
Pete Cosey - guitar, percussion
Reggie Lucas - guitar
Michael Henderson - electric bass
Al Foster - drums
James Mtume Foreman - conga, percussion

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  1. 9 Responses to “MILES DAVIS - SHABOO INN 1974”

  2. Keep the Miles coming! Thanks again, bigO!

    By Namoosedog on Dec 1, 2010

  3. hey bigo, i have this show already, but i may download it again anyway. it is a good one.


    By Ed Saad on Dec 1, 2010

  4. Thanks BigO, Miles and group in 1974 is in fine form here. Wish I could have seen and heard this in person. Well, this somewhat makes up for it. Peace

    By coolius j on Dec 16, 2010

  5. Thanks Very Much !!!

    By NewSoulJazz on May 27, 2011

  6. Great show!

    CBS needs to release some more stuff from this time period!

    By Evil dr.Louie on Sep 29, 2011

  7. Thanks for the Electric Miles!

    By Thomas on Oct 16, 2011

  8. Thank you for making it possible to dwonload some of the most exciting music of the 20th century.

    By Dirk Demets on Dec 1, 2011

  9. These concerts were a big deal at the time, highly anticipated and widely advertised on FM radio. But there was a snow storm on Thursday January 24, the show was cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday night. The story about the hairdresser may or may not be true (it is true that he was obsessed with his hair) but I never heard it before.

    By Larry on Sep 14, 2013

  10. Thanks for more Mistah Davis, always appreciated!

    I’m getting an error on track 104 though; when I try the N America link I get no file, and a network error on the other link.

    Help, I love Agharta!

    By roual duke on Dec 20, 2017

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