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February 21, 1970 (6 items; TT = 51:50)
Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Audience recording (B-)

Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); John McLaughlin (g); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc)

1 It's About That Time (incomplete) (M. Davis) 12:22

Incomplete (10:51) on Mega Disc
2 I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 4:03
3 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:10
4 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 15:57

Incomplete (13:46) on Jazz Masters and Minotauro
5 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 14:00
6 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 1:18


1 It's About That Time (incomplete)
CD: Mega Disc Legendary 0221

2 I Fall in Love Too Easily
CD: Mega Disc Legendary 0221

3 Sanctuary
CD: Mega Disc Legendary 0221

4 Bitches Brew
CD: Jazz Masters JM 006, Minotauro CD 1, Mega Disc Legendary 0221

5 Masqualero
CD: Jazz Masters JM 006, Minotauro CD 1, Mega Disc Legendary 0221

6 The Theme (with applause)
CD: Jazz Masters JM 006, Minotauro CD 1, Mega Disc Legendary 0221


Jazz Masters 006 and Minotauro CD 1 include an incomplete version (13:46) of "Bitches Brew" plus the rest of the concert. The tunes are correctly listed on Minotauro; on Jazz Masters they are listed as: "It's About That Time," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "Sanctuary," "Bitches Brew" (29:37). JM 006 also includes an excerpt of "Funky Tonk" (recorded in Paris, October 23, 1971), which is listed as "Masqualero."

The Davis Sextet maintained a busy touring schedule throughout this period: Cellar Door, Washington (January 12-17); Spectrum, Philadelphia (January 18); Schwab Auditorium, Pennsylvania State University (February 14); Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor (February 21); Fillmore East, New York (March 6-7); Fillmore West, San Francisco (April 9-12); Shelly's Manne-Hole, Los Angeles (April 14-26); Both/And Club, San Francisco (April 28).

In a Down Beat review (May 14, 1970), Bert Stratton found the audience wildly enthusiastic: "In Ann Arbor, Miles's performance received an overwhelming reception -- far out, freaky, heavy, and every other catch phrase was thrown around. A standing ovation was assured."

In addition to all this touring, Davis had various groups in the studio throughout the first half of 1970 -- fourteen dates in the first half of the year!

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