Miles at the Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 3 Image
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  • Summary: The four-disc set collects the full concerts from Miles Davis' [backed by a band that included Steve Grossman, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett] 1970 performances at the Fillmore East between June 17 and 20, that were originally edited down for theThe four-disc set collects the full concerts from Miles Davis' [backed by a band that included Steve Grossman, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett] 1970 performances at the Fillmore East between June 17 and 20, that were originally edited down for the 1971 double LP release. In addition there is three tracks from the April 11th performance at Fillmore West. Expand
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  1. Each [Fillmore volume] presented a wholly different side of the icon’s genius. But only Fillmore captures the apex of his adventure, a time when an already middle-aged Miles managed to out-freak even the freaks.
  2. Mar 28, 2014
    100
    Around these four brilliant sets, we also get three bonus cuts from the Fillmore West in April of 1970. These sets [are] a bit murkier in quality--the four proper sets here are pristine--but they make for compelling contrasts.
  3. Each [Fillmore volume] presented a wholly different side of the icon’s genius. But only Fillmore captures the apex of his adventure, a time when an already middle-aged Miles managed to out-freak even the freaks.
  4. Mar 31, 2014
    88
    The appeal of the Miles at the Fillmore material is obvious: This is an amazing band and they rip, but they never leave traditional ideas of rhythm and melody behind.
  5. 80
    Macero’s edits on the original double-album collaged four nights’ shows into a single, 20-minute track apiece; but this 4CD set presents each night’s ebullient flow in full.
  6. Apr 10, 2014
    80
    It's a chapter in the story of 20th-century music as a whole, not just the minutiae of jazz.
  7. 60
    It certainly gets close to chaos at times, but these live shows often did. From that point of view at least, it's truly authentic.

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