Miles Davis
Big Fun


1. Great Expectations / Mulher Laranja - (27:24)
2. Ife
3. Go Ahead John - (28:26)
4. Lonely Fire

Total time: 98:23)

Miles Davis - trumpet; John McLaughlin (1. & 3.) - guitar; Steve Grossman - s. sax. On track 1 add: Benny Maupin - b. clarinet; Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock - electric pianos; Ron Carter, Harvey Brooks - basses; Billy Cobham - drums; Airto Moreira - perc; Khalil Balakrishna & Bihari Sharma - electric sitar, tambura, etc. On track 2 add: Dave Holland - bass; Jack DeJohnette - drums.

Recorded Nov. 1969 to Mar. 1970 in NYC.
Produced by Teo Macero.

1974 2-LP CBS PG 32866 (US) CBS 88024 (GB) CBS-Sony SOPW 5/6
CBS-Sony 36AP1779/80 CBS-Sony 28AP2159/60
CD One Way Records (CBS) A2 21398 (US) Sony 50DP-705/6 (Japan)

  Miles Davis(tp)Bennie Maupin(bcl)Steve Grossman(sop)Herbie
  Hancock,Chick Corea(el-p)John McLaughlin(el-g)Ron Carter(b)
  Harvey Brooks(el-b)William Cobham(d)Airto Moreira(perc)
  Khalil Balakrishna,Bihari Sharma(el-sitar,tamboura,perc)
  -New York City, November 19, 1969-
  (a) Great expectations / Mulher laranja         Columbia PG 32866
  (b) CO.103289 Great expecations          Columbia 4-45090,4-46074
  -Note: (b) is an excerpt of the LP version (a).
  Miles Davis(tp)Bennie Maupin(bcl)Steve Grossman(sop)Herbie
  Hancock,Larry Young,Joe Zawinul(el-p)John McLaughlin(el-g)Ron
  Carter(b)Harvey Brooks(el-b)William Cobham,Jack DeJohnette(d)
  Airto Moreira(perc)Khalil Balakrishna,Bihari Sharma(el-sitar,
  -New York City, November 28, 1969-
  CO.103290 The little blue frog                  Columbia 4-45090

  Miles Davis(tp)Steve Grossman(sop)John McLaughlin(g)Dave
  Holland(b)Jack DeJohnette(d)
  -New York City, March 30, 1970-
  (a) Go ahead John                               Columbia PG 32866
  (a) CO.103283 Go ahead John                     Columbia 4-46074
  -Notes: (b) is an excerpt of the LP version (a).
          McLaughlin is not implicated in the other two tracks on
          this 2-LP set.

M I L E S   D A V I S
" B i g   F u n "

(C) 1974 Sony (Sony SRCS 5713/4 [2 CD])


1. GREAT EXPECTATIONS (M. Davis)......................27:34

Miles Davis: Trumpet
Herbie Hancock: Electric Piano
Chick Corea: Electric Piano
Ron Carter: Bass
Harvey Brooks: Fender Bass
Steve Grossman: Soprano Saxophone
Bennie Maupin: Bass Clarinet
Billy Cobham: Drums
Airto Moreira: Percussion
John McLaughlin: Electric Guitar
Khalil Balakrishna: Electric Sitar, Tamboura
Bihari Sharima: Electric Sitar, Tamboura

2. IFE (M. Davis).....................................21:33

Miles Davis: Trumpet
Carlos Garnett: Soprano Saxophone
Sonny Fortune: Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Bennie Maupin: Flute
Lonnie Smith: Piano
Harold I. Williams, Jr.: Piano, Sitar
Michael Henderson: Fender Bass
Al Foster: Drums
Mtume: Percussion
Billu Hart: Drums
Badal Roy: Tabla

3. GO AHEAD JOHN (M. Davis)...........................28:26

Miles Davis: Trumpet
Steve Grossman: Soprano Saxophone
Dave Holland: Bass
Jack DeJohnette: Drums
John McLaughlin: Electric Guitar

4. LONELY FIRE (M. Davis).............................21:21

Miles Davis: Trumpet
Wayne Shorter: Tenor Saxophone
Bennie Maupin: Bass Clarinet
Khalil Balakrishna: Sitar
Chick Corea: Electric Piano
Josef Zawinul: Electric Piano, Farfisa Organ
Khalil Balakrishna: Indian Instruments
Dave Holland: Bass
Harvey Brooks: Fender Bass
Billy Cobham: Drums
Jack DeJohnette: Drums
Airto Moreira: Percussion

(#1) 1969 November 19, 
(#4) 1970 January 27,
(#3) 1970 March 3, 
(#2) 1972 June 12