YET ANOTHER SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY FROM THE BREWSK LITOVSK ARCHIVES: MILES ACTUALLY DID IT !!!

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Miles Davis, respectively our interpretation of Miles will speak the final words at this blog…

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…in 2012.tease

BULK

What was long suspected among the experts has finally come to light:

Miles did a rendition of (you play it and I tell you what it is later) ;) when he performed at the “Kongresshalle” in Frankfurt am Main, (then West)-Germany, March 30, 1960.

The track got lost in the chaotic archives of the WDR. — My late great-great-uncle, Prof. Dr. Litovsk phoned Miles one day (they were friends for quite a while) and asked him about that seemingly lost recording. Miles’ only reply was cryptical (as usual): “Dig!”

The doctor obeyed, dug, and found it on a dusty shelve among some rejected master tapes with the Rhenish minstrel Willi Ostermann (his Kölsch version of A Slow Boat To China is legend!):

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”, done in Miles’ inimitable, his own shy, well, in his harmon-silenced fragile way. — Wow!

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EPILOGUE

With him that night were: John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) & Jimmy Cobb (d) – Sounds great, or what?!

All true, dear folks, believe it, or leave it!

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