Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West

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Black Beauty: Miles Davis at Fillmore West
Live album by Miles Davis
Released 1973 (1973)
Recorded April 10, 1970 at the Fillmore West, San Francisco
Genre Jazz fusion, jazz-funk[1][2]
Length 79:20
Label CBS/Sony
Columbia/Legacy (reissue)
Producer Teo Macero
Miles Davis chronology
On the Corner
(1972)
Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West
(1973)
In Concert
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
Down Beat 3.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[6]
JazzTimes (favorable)[7]
Musician (favorable)[4]
Spin (favorable)[8]
The Village Voice (favorable)[9]

Black Beauty: Miles Davis at Fillmore West is a live album by American jazz recording artist Miles Davis, recorded on April 10, 1970, at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. It was first released in 1973 on vinyl LP in Japan,[10] and reissued in 1986 on a double-CD format in Japan (50DP 710/711) and then reissued yet again as a 2CD digipak in the US in 1997. Until 2001 with the release of Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About that Time, it was the only commercially available live Miles Davis performances of complete compositions between 1965 (Live at the Plugged Nickel) and late 1970 (Live-Evil).

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl LP[edit]

Record one
  1. "Black Beauty - Part I [medley]" – 23:46
  2. "Black Beauty - Part II [medley]" – 18:22
Record two
  1. "Black Beauty - Part III [medley]" – 17:15
  2. "Black Beauty - Part IV [medley]" – 21:28

1997 CD reissue[edit]

Disc one

1. "Directions" (Joe Zawinul) - 10:46
2. "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" (Miles Davis) - 12:22
3. "Willie Nelson" (Miles Davis) - 6:23
4. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 1:35
5. "Sanctuary" (Wayne Shorter) - 4:01
6. "It's About That Time" (Miles Davis) - 9:59

Disc two

1. "Bitches Brew" (Miles Davis) - 12:53
2. "Masqualero" (Wayne Shorter) - 9:07
3. "Spanish Key/The Theme" (Miles Davis) - 12:14

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Teo Macero
  • Recording Engineer: Stan Tonkel
  • Original Cover Design: Shuichi Yoshida, Teruhisa Tajima
  • Cover Photography: Tadayuki Naitoh
  • Produced for Reissue by Bob Belden
  • Digitally Mastered by Tom Ruff, Sony Music Studios, NYC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank Alkyer, Ed Enright, Jason Koransky (2007). The Miles Davis Reader. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-4234-3076-6. 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom (November 1, 2002). Review: Black Beauty: Live At Fillmore West. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-02-05.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 1997). "Consumer Guide: Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West". The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2011-02-05.
  4. ^ a b Product Notes – Black Beauty: Miles Davis at Fillmore West. Muze. Retrieved on 2011-02-05.
  5. ^ Sinclair, Tom (August 1, 1997). Review: Miles Davis live albums. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2011-02-26.
  6. ^ Heckman, Don (July 27, 1997). "Unleashing More of the Davis Legacy : MILES DAVIS". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Terrell, Tom (October 1997). Review: Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West. JazzTimes. Retrieved on 2011-02-05.
  8. ^ Davis, Erik (August 1997). "Freakin' the Funk – Revisiting Miles Davis's '70s Visions". Spin: 117.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 14, 1997). "Miles Davis's '70s: The Excitement! The Terror!". The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2011-02-05.
  10. ^ Black Beauty - Miles Davis At Fillmore West (Gatefold sleeve). Miles Davis. Japan: CBS/Sony. 1973. 

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