The Quintet played the Monterey Festival at the beginning of a month or two in California; during that time Davis spent a lot of time collaborating with Gil Evans on the music to accompany Peter Barnes's play The Time of the Barracudas. Some of this music, probably only a fraction of what was recorded, was issued on Mosaic MQ11-164 and Columbia CXK 67397.
The Time of the Barracudas opened at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco on October 21. Ralph J. Gleason's review in the San Francisco Chronicle (October 24) was not a rave: "Miles Davis' music is used in 'Time of the Barracudas' all right and it's a good thing it is, since the play at the Curran has little else to recommend it."
The Davis Quintet was booked for three weeks at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco (September 3-22), but the show was closed down on the 18th: the owner was charged with "employing a minor" -- Tony Williams! Other activity: Royce Hall, UCLA (September 28); It Club, Los Angeles (October 3-13); Adams-West Theatre (October 11-12 -- these were "after-hours jam sessions" scheduled for 2-6 am).