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“Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3” Released

Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 presents the fully unedited version of the live experience of Davis and his band at a turning point in the legendary trumpeter’s career. This music comes from the Bitches Brew era, in which Davis worked with a band that included bassist Dave Holland, regarded as a jazz great in his own right.

The 4-CD box set features 100 minutes of music unheard on the 1970 2-LP set Miles Davis at the Fillmore as well as 35 minutes of live recordings taken from shows at Fillmore West, also from 1970. This box set marks the first time the Fillmore East shows (June 17-20, 1970) have been presented in an unedited form.

The shows presented jazz to a rock audience and the box set notes the importance of this moment. The package includes an account from guitarist Carlos Santana about watching Davis play at both Fillmore East and West, an overview of the project and the original live albums they’re connected to, and an essay on this era of Davis’ career.

The first two albums in the Miles Davis Bootleg Series are Miles Davis Quintet — Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 (Ron Carter on bass) and Miles Davis Quintet — Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Holland on acoustic and electric bass.)

Miles at the Fillmore is available as a CD set and digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3.)

Track List

(all performances at the Fillmore East, unless otherwise noted)

Disc 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Directions
  3. The Mask
  4. It’s About That Time
  5. Bitches Brew
  6. The Theme
  7. Paraphernalia (Live at Fillmore West — April 11, 1970)
  8. Footprints (Live at Fillmore West — April 11, 1970)

Disc 2

  1. Directions
  2. The Mask
  3. It’s About That Time
  4. Bitches Brew
  5. The Theme
  6. Spanish Key (Encore)
  7. The Theme (Encore)

Disc 3

  1. Directions
  2. The Mask
  3. It’s About That Time
  4. I Fall in Love Too Easily
  5. Sanctuary
  6. Bitches Brew
  7. The Theme
  8. Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (Live at Fillmore West — April 11, 1970)

Disc 4

  1. Directions
  2. The Mask
  3. It’s About That Time
  4. I Fall in Love Too Easily
  5. Sanctuary
  6. Bitches Brew
  7. Willie Nelson
  8. The Theme