Kick Ass Miles Davis sextet.
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We first came across this show through the Miles-Trees.org fan community. It was one of several shows from the Miles At The Fillmore 8CD set. The April 12, 1970 show was listed as not the best quality soundboard. But later an exceptional tape of this same show surfaced. This is the upgrade of the Miles-Trees version.
The popularity of this show can be seen by the number of silver-pressed bootlegs, among them are Another Day Of Black Beauty (Further Along) and 12th April At Fillmore West (Mega Disc Legendary Collection).
We have shared shows from this period of Davis’ career before when he was lean, mean and kickin’ ass. At the Fillmore, Davis opened for the Grateful Dead. What a mistake, it should have been the other way around.
You can read what we’ve said before about the jazz-rock sound of Miles Davis here.
Thanks to Milesian who shared this in 2005.
- Professor Red
SBD >? >DAT @ 48 kHz >.wav via S/PDIF and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 digital soundcard >SoundForge 6.0 >CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 8, SBE OK)
During the transfer from DAT to hard drive the source DAT snapped. The portion remaining after the break was then copied to hard drive and 1:58 from the Miles Trees source was spliced in to complete the recording. Channels were swapped and pitch adjusted on the Miles Trees portion to minimize differences in acoustic character.
Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
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Track 01. It’s About That Time 10:38 (17.0MB)
Track 02. Directions 11:58 (19.1MB)
Track 03. I Fall in Love Too Easily 1:46 (2.8MB)
Track 04. Sanctuary 3:46 (6.0MB)
Track 05. Footprints 10:23 (16.6MB)
Track 06. Agitation 1:46 (2.8MB)
Track 07. No Blues 7:40 (12.3MB)
Track 08. Bitches Brew 14:20 (22.9MB)
Track 09. Spanish Key 11:11 (17.9MB)
Track 10. The Theme 0:46 (1.2MB)
Miles Davis - trumpet
Steve Grossman - soprano saxophone
Chick Corea - electric piano
Dave Holland - bass, electric bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion
When Davis wanted to out-rock the rock stars, he made Bitches Brew, released in April 1970. Buy it here.
Then in 1973, Davis’ record label realised what an explosive run of shows he had at the Fillmore and elected to release the April 10, 1970 show at Fillmore West as Black Beauty. Buy it here.
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