Miles at The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3 [+digital booklet]

March 25, 2014 | Format: MP3

$29.99
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Digital Booklet: Miles at The Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 21, 2014
  • Release Date: March 21, 2014
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 4:10:11
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  • ASIN: B00IX90PRS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,240 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is great, great music.
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Anyone who buys this album will be extremely satisfied.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Shadowoflo on March 28, 2014
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Everything I Was Hoping For and Much More!!!

Hi All - I've been listening to these CDs since I got them Tuesday and I'm totally floored that this material is just now seeing the light of day - at least to the general public. I, probably like most folks reading this, have been listening to Miles for decades (in fact i guess I'm a second generation fan since I'm sure my Dad started me listening to his "Main Man" while I was still in the womb back in the late 50s :). All I can say is, If you enjoy Miles' music from this period then this is an absolute must have. I LOVE it, hence the 5 star rating. I'm listening to Footprints (yeah that's right Footprints, and 11 minutes worth too!) as I type this and the performance it's absolutely magnificent.

According to the included booklet, the personnel on the Filmore East dates performed on June 17-20, 1970 are - Miles, Trumpet; Steve Grossman, Tenor & Soprano sax; Chick Corea, electric piano; Keith Jarrett, Organ; Dave Holland, bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums; Airto Moreira, Percussion, flute, vocals. The ensemble differs slightly on the three Filmore West cuts recorded on April 11, 1970. The difference being Keith Jarrett had not yet joined the group. This group is definitely in great form and in a really fantastic place in terms of projecting Miles' ideas. This performance is just about a year later that the volume 2 performances you certainly hear the transformation that has taken place over that span of time. DeJohnette and Holland lay down a tireless free funk groove throughout, and Corea, Jarrett and Airto paint endless strokes of color and texture around the pulse. Miles & Steve Grossman take turns blowing their guts out and Miles as always orchestrates the whole amalgam flawlessly.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mark VINE VOICE on March 25, 2014
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I've been waiting for this for 20 years and it was worth waiting for. First things first. This release does not supersede the "It's About That Time" and "Black Beauty" Fillmore releases. There is zero overlap with those two releases. For some (like me) this DOES supersede "Miles Davis at Fillmore". Here's a few of the things you'll find in this collection:

The Music:

* Miles Playing on these particular Fillmore dates were a "scorched earth" demonstration. Miles took no prisoners on these nights.

* Steve Grossman's tenor playing is a revelation and blows away all of his critics.

* The wild interplay between Corea, Jarrett, DeJohnette and Holland is in context here and really makes sense, we hear those sections gradually evolve into a cacophony and then Miles calls all of his babies back home to the land of a more conventional tonality - an impressive effect in each evening's performance.

* There are 3 bonus tracks from an April 11 performance at the Fillmore West (before Jarrett joined the band). If you happen to own the Black Beauty SBM release then these tracks can be added to that release in your favorite music player software (that's what I've done anyway).

The Sound:

There is a long discussion thread going on under that "one star" review regarding the sound quality of this release. I took the time to listen to both Directions from both Wednesday Miles from the SBM 1997 release and Directions from disc 1 (Wednesday night) from this new new set. Yes there's a big difference. The 1997 SBM release has a much darker, murkier sound; clearly some "artificial" reverb was added into that original mix... nothing wrong with that, producers do that all the time.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Jefferson TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 25, 2014
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"If you understood everything I did, you'd be me." Miles Davis.

"More than any other jazz man, he made music that had an existence beyond the dimensions of melody, harmony, and rhythm." Richard Williams.

If you're reading this you're probably a fan of Davis' later period music. But, short and sweet, this is well worth adding to your Miles Davis music collection. The newly remixed and "restored" sound overall is very good--clean (perhaps a bit to clean depending on your personal tastes--to each his own) and open sounding. The 30 page booklet contains informative and interesting pieces from producers Michael Cuscuna and Richard Seidel, track information, plus firsthand accounts from those on the Fillmore East scene at the time, and period photos. Plus there's a "poster" with a photo of Davis and articles about him. The music (including a couple of hours of unheard stuff) is presented in chronological order from June 17th through June 20th from Fillmore East, with the "extra" tracks from April 1970 Fillmore West inserted on different discs. Each of the four discs is devoted to one night's set from Fillmore East.

This music, recorded a few weeks after the release of "Bitches Brew" is one of the primary statements of Davis' "new directions in music". As far back as the "Filles de Kilimanjaro" album, new names began to appear--Corea, Holland--and with it the beginning of the end of the "old" Miles Davis group. And while "In A Silent Way" hinted that Davis was heading somewhere new, it was "Bitches Brew", which came roaring through fan's stereos, that put everyone on notice. Davis was going for it--whatever it was--a new musical direction, money, fame--who really knows. And with "Bitches Brew" Davis won Down Beat's awards for album, group, and trumpet player.
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