These November 1963 NYC concert listings are incredible. What show would you go to, if you could pick only one?
Miles Davis, with the Seven Steps to Heaven-era quintet (Hancock/Carter/Williams and George Coleman on the tenor saxophone, not yet replaced by Wayne Shorter)
Bob Dylan, at the Mosque Theatre in Newark, a month after the Carnegie Hall concert and six weeks before the release of The Times They Are a-Changin’?
Sam Cooke at the Apollo, four weeks before recording A Change Is Gonna Come?
Dave Brubeck at Carnegie Hall (where he’d recorded a landmark live album), during the sessions of Time Changes?
Or Stan Getz and Count Basie and Jimmy Rushing? Or Roland Kirk and Gloria Lynne? Or BIll Monroe and Doc Watson? Or John Phillips with the Journeymen?
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