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October 15, 1970 (7 items; TT = 65:03)
Fillmore West, San Francisco CA
KPFA-FM radio broadcast (B)
Miles Davis Septet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Keith Jarrett (el-p, org); Michael Henderson (el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc); Jumma Santos [Jim Riley] (perc)

1 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 13:05
2 Untitled Original 701004 (M. Davis) 10:56

Voiceover announcement 2:39-4:15 on broadcast version
3 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 3:36
4 Yesternow (M. Davis) 12:43
5 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 9:19
6 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 13:47
7 The Theme (with applause, announcement) (M. Davis) 1:37


The Davis Septet opened for Leon Russell and Sea Train for four nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, October 15-18 (Thursday-Sunday). Columbia probably recorded these shows, and the Fillmore certainly did. None of the recordings of this show that I have heard includes "Directions," the standard set-opener. In addition to the broadcast version in general circulation (and issued on CDR by So What), there is a 25 minute fragment containing the last half of "Yesternow" (6:18), "Bitches Brew" (9:19), and the first half of "Funky Tonk" (8:58).

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