December 7, 1957 (1 item; TT = 3:38)
ORTF Studios, Paris (France)
ORTF TV broadcast (C+)
RenÈ Urtreger Quartet with Miles Davis
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Miles Davis (tpt); Barney Wilen (ts); RenÈ Urtreger (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d)
1 Lady Bird (T. Dameron) 3:38
1 Lady Bird
CD: Rare Live Records RLR 88665
This item was recorded for a December 25, 1957 television broadcast from ORTF, Au clair de la lune. Besides Miles Davis, the 20-minute show featured at least four other artists, including Juliette GrÈco. There are photographs in the ORTF archives (two of which are published in the December 2009 issue of Jazz Magazine) in which the Davis/Urtreger group is playing in front of television cameras, in the midst of a fake lunar landscape: Davis, Michelot, and Clarke in one crater, Urtreger and Wilen in another. These photos are dated December 7, 1957, so this may be the recording date. Thanks to Pascal Rozat for sharing with me the results of his research in the ORTF archives.
Included here twice, once in original form I received it, once remastered as best I could.