Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About that Time

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Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About That Time
Live album by Miles Davis
Released July 17, 2001
Recorded Fillmore East, New York City, March 7, 1970
Genre Jazz-rock, jazz-funk[1]
Length 90:13
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Teo Macero

Live at the Fillmore East March 7, 1970: It's About that Time is a live double album by Miles Davis. Sony Music Entertainment released the album in 2001, although the concert had previously circulated as a bootleg recording.[2] The March 7, 1970 concert consisted of two sets, each of which is presented on one compact disc.

Live at the Fillmore East records the final concert with saxophonist Wayne Shorter in Davis' band.[3][4] At the same time, it is one of the first recordings (along with the 1969 Miles Festiva De Juan Pins) to document Davis' use of electric instruments in a concert setting.[4] Davis performed on the nights of March 6 and 7 at Fillmore East; Columbia Records recorded both nights' concerts, but as of 2008 has only released the March 7 show.[3] (The March 6 shows are available through Wolfgang's Vault, however). A number of the compositions performed during the concert appear on Bitches Brew, which had not yet been released at the time of this concert.[5]

These performances were as support to Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Young's performance has also been released as a live album.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Miles Davis unless otherwise indicated.

CD 1 (first set)
  1. "Directions" (Joe Zawinul) – 8:44
  2. "Spanish Key" – 11:16
  3. "Masqualero" (Wayne Shorter) – 9:57
  4. "It's About That Time/The Theme" – 14:03
    • It's About That Time - 13:24
    • The Theme - 0:40
CD 2 (second set)
  1. "Directions" (Joe Zawinul) – 10:14
  2. "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" – 7:40
  3. "Bitches Brew" – 8:02
  4. "Spanish Key" – 8:33
  5. "It's About That Time/Willie Nelson" – 11:42
    • It's About That Time - 0:56
    • Willie Nelson - 9:37
    • The Theme - 1:12



  • Original Recordings Produced by Teo Macero
  • Concert Produced by Bill Graham
  • Produced for Release by Bob Belden
  • Recorded by Stan Tonkel
  • Mixed by Richard King
  • Mastered by Mark Wilder, Seth Foster
  • Art direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Design: Alice Butts
  • Cover photo: Amalie R. Rothschild

Charting and reviews[edit]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) link
Down Beat July 2001 4/4 stars
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/3 stars(1/1 star)8th Ed.
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10) link

Charting history[edit]

Chart Peak chart
Billboard Top Jazz Albums 3[6]


  1. ^ Allmusic - Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970: It's About That Time
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. "Miles Davis". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed. ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 328. ISBN 0-14-102327-9. 
  3. ^ a b Losin, Peter. "Miles Ahead Session Details". Miles Ahead. Peter Losin. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  4. ^ a b Isaacs, James (2001). "A Series of Firsts and a Very Final Last". Live at the Fillmore East March 7, 1970: It's About that Time (Media notes). Miles Davis. New York: Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment. 
  5. ^ - Bitches Brew Discogs. Retrieved on 2008-08-30
  6. ^ "Live at the Fillmore East, March 7, 1970 – Allmusic – Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-20.