Miles Ahead session details

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March 7, 1970 (13 items; TT = 90:03)
Fillmore East, New York NY
Commercial for Columbia
Miles Davis Sextet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Wayne Shorter (ss, ts); Chick Corea (el-p); Dave Holland (b, el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc)

First set
1 Directions (J. Zawinul) 8:43

Theme stated at 1:33
2 Spanish Key (M. Davis) 11:16
3 Masqualero (W. Shorter) 9:56
4 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 13:23
5 The Theme (with applause, announcement) (M. Davis) 0:38

Second set
6 Band warming up 0:39
7 Directions (J. Zawinul) 9:34

Theme stated at 2:06
8 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (M. Davis) 7:40
9 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 8:01
10 Spanish Key (M. Davis) 8:33
11 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 0:55
12 Willie Nelson (M. Davis) 9:36
13 The Theme (with applause, announcement) (M. Davis) 1:09


1 Directions
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

2 Spanish Key
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

3 Masqualero
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

4 It's About That Time
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

5 The Theme (with applause, announcement)
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

6 Band warming up
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

7 Directions
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

8 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

9 Bitches Brew
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

10 Spanish Key
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

11 It's About That Time
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

12 Willie Nelson
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8

13 The Theme (with applause, announcement)
CD: Columbia C2K 85191, Sony SRCS 2517/8


This is Wayne Shorter's last live date with the Sextet. (He remained with Davis for a studio date on March 17.) The Sextet opened for Neil Young and Crazy Horse and The Steve Miller Blues Band for two nights at the Fillmore East, March 6-7 (Friday-Saturday). There were two shows each night. Columbia recorded both nights, but for some reason they decided to issue only the music from Saturday's show.

The Sextet maintained a busy touring schedule throughout this period: Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor (February 21); Fillmore East, New York (March 6-7); Fillmore West, San Francisco (April 9-12); Both/And Club, San Francisco (April 28). 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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