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MILES DAVIS live throughout 1970, as he was single-handedly bringing jazz into the commercial rock era! 4 audio discs of primarily unreleased music with complete performances including 2+ HOURS of extended material and the ultimate rarities. An eye-and-ear opening set curated by Carlos Santana, full of fascinating firsthand accounts and profound insight into a seismic shift in American society, music, and culture:
“If ever there was a time when a rock audience would be willing to open their ears and hear some great modern jazz like Miles was doing, it was at the Fillmore. Bill Graham created that environment consciously and honestly and brutally, and got a new generation to hear the beauty in this music. That was the deal: if you want to hear Steve Miller or Neil Young or Santana, you've got to hear Miles Davis. … The sound of Miles at the Fillmore is like a microscope on everything that happened before in jazz and everything that was happening then with all the protesting, the shootings, the beatings, the Black Panthers.” Carlos Santana
August 1969 to August 1970 was the most productive year of Miles Davis’s career: in that short span of time, the trumpeter recorded enough material for his studio double-album Bitches Brew, a studio single album Jack Johnson, three sides of another studio double-album Big Fun, four tracks from the double-album Live-Evil AND, across five nights at Bill Graham’s famed Fillmore rock palaces in April and June of 1970, coast-to-coast at both the Fillmore East & West—the complete, legendary concerts that will now see the light of day and be made available to fans in their entirety!
The searing white heat of these concerts, originally issued in severely edited form to accommodate LP sides, and without any track or song indications are now made whole. The additional 135 minutes of music in this set include a range spanning Wayne Shorter's ‘Paraphernalia’ and ‘Footprints’ from the earlier acoustic repertoire; to an early version of ‘Miles Runs The Voodoo Down’ plus a rare encore performance of ‘Spanish Key’. This unprecedented collection tells a story through its electrifying music, images, and cultural impact.
Fantastic series of live concerts by Miles Davis and his band. Jazz fusion at its best.High quality recordings considering the age of them and they give you idea of what is like to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alexander Fisher
I had the edited versions already, but it all makes more sense when you can hear the whole thing. And as others have said this music still sounds futuristic over 30 years on.Published 6 months ago by rdp46
Just to throw my hat into the ring....a super set!Although I think Miles was inspired by a love of money rather than innovation to fuse Jazz and Rock,he did it superbly,as anyone... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Music Lover
Four seering hot concerts from Miles' four day stop over at the Fillmore East in June 1970 at a time when his band was in flux and searching desperately for new directions in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by D J F