is a 1970 live album by jazz trumpeter Miles Davis at Fillmore Miles Davis and band, recorded at the Fillmore East, New York City on four consecutive days, June 17 through June 20, 1970, originally released as a double vinyl LP. The performances featured the double keyboard set-up Davis toured with for a few months, with Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea playing electronic organ and Fender Rhodes, respectively. The group opened for Laura Nyro at these performances.
Compositions include, besides the standard "
I Fall in Love Too Easily", tracks from his fusion studio albums and Bitches Brew . The live performances were heavily edited by producer In A Silent Way Teo Macero, and the results were named for the day of the week the band performed; only on the 1997 Columbia CD reissue were the compositions and composers identified and indexed. Promotional LP copies divided the sides into short individually titled pieces, but still did not identify the original compositions and composers.
On March 25, 2014, the full recordings of the performances were issued as
Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3
Release history [ edit ] Miles Davis at Fillmore was released on vinyl as a double album, with liner notes written by Morgan Ames of , and Mort Goode. It was released on CD in Japan in 1987, but not made available on CD in the States until 1997, when Columbia released it as one of five live albums from the same period (the others being High Fidelity , Live-Evil , In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall , and Dark Magus ). This reissue featured additional liner notes by drummer Black Beauty: Live at the Fillmore West Jack DeJohnette. Columbia aimed the release for the jazz market but also for college and alternative radio stations.
Marguerite Eskridge, Davis' girlfriend at the time, appeared in the album cover's photo collage.
Critical reception [ edit ]
(1981), Rock Albums of the Seventies Robert Christgau found Miles Davis at Fillmore to be less focused than because the music meandered "unforgivably", particularly Bitches Brew Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett's keyboard playing on "Wednesday". He said the tracks should have been edited down together to highlight the "treasures" they each offer, including "the cool atmospherics that lead off Wednesday, the hard bop in extremis toward the end of Thursday, the way Miles blows sharply lyrical over Jack DeJohnette's rock march and Airto Moreira's jungle sci-fi for the last few minutes of Friday, all the activity surrounding Steve Grossman's solo on Saturday". In (2004), The Rolling Stone Album Guide J. D. Considine said At Fillmore abandoned the more lyrical music of in favor of "a frenzied, clangorous approach".
Track listing [ edit ]
1970 double LP [ edit ]
Columbia – G 30038, C 30241, C 30242:
1. "Thursday Miles" Miles Davis June 18, 1970 26:55
1. "Friday Miles" Miles Davis June 19, 1970 27:57
1. "Saturday Miles" Miles Davis June 20, 1970 22:20 Total length: 101:26
1997 CD Reissue [ edit ]
Columbia – C2K 65139:
1. "Directions" Joe Zawinul 2:29 2. "Bitches Brew" Miles Davis 0:53 3. "The Mask" Miles Davis 1:35 4. "It's About That Time" Miles Davis 8:12 5. "Bitches Brew/The Theme" Miles Davis 10:55
6. "Directions" Joe Zawinul 5:35 7. "The Mask" Miles Davis 9:50 8. "It's About That Time" Miles Davis 11:22 Total length: 50:51
Personnel [ edit ]
Musicians [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
Producer – Teo Macero
Recording Engineer – Stan Tonkel
Mixed by Russ Payne
Original Cover Design – Nick Fasciano
Cover Photography – Jim Marshall
Original Liner Photography – Don Hunstein
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Ruhlmann, William. "Miles Davis". Allmusic . Retrieved . June 5, 2013 ...Davis turned more overtly to a jazz-rock style...He followed it with such similar efforts as Miles Davis at Fillmore East
Losin, Peter. "Miles Ahead" . Retrieved . May 21, 2016
"Discogs" . Retrieved . May 21, 2016
Macnie, Jim (June 7, 1997). "Columbia/Legacy to Present Miles Davis 'Live & Electric!. '" . pp. 9, 88. Archived from Billboard the original on March 30, 2014 . Retrieved . May 25, 2012
GoogleBooks Preview . Retrieved . June 5, 2013
"Review: Miles Davis At Fillmore". : 65. July 1997. Down Beat
^ Sinclair, Tom (August 1, 1997).
Review: Miles Davis live albums. . Retrieved on February 26, 2011. Entertainment Weekly
Heckman, Don (July 27, 1997). "Unleashing More of the Davis Legacy : MILES DAVIS". Los Angeles Times . Retrieved . June 5, 2013
"Miles Davis at Fillmore (LP)". Discogs . Retrieved . October 29, 2016
"Miles Davis at Fillmore (CD)". Discogs . Retrieved . October 29, 2016
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