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Miles Ahead session details

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October 18, 1970 (9 items; TT = 87:01)
Fillmore West Auditorium, San Francisco CA
Soundboard recording (B)
Show chatter

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 Introduction 0:04
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 9:46

Theme stated at 2:20, 3:15. At 8:54 Davis plays with the "Agitation" theme for several seconds
3 Honky Tonk (M. Davis) 14:53
4 Untitled Original 701004 (M. Davis) 11:35
5 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 2:42
6 Yesternow (M. Davis) 18:25

Incomplete (1:14) on So What CDR
7 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 10:51
8 Funky Tonk (M. Davis) 18:11
9 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 0:34

The Davis Septet opened for Leon Russell and Sea Train for four nights at the Fillmore West, October 15-18 (Thursday-Sunday). Columbia probably recorded these shows, and the Fillmore certainly did.

An audience recording of part of this concert was broadcast by KPFA-FM sometime in the spring of 1971. Perhaps as a result, this music has circulated for years listed as Berkeley, Spring 1971. But the correct venue and date is listed above.

The Davis group performed, along with Osmosis, at the Boston Tea Party on Sunday, September 13. Other performances include: Seattle Center Arena (October 4); Royce Hall, UCLA (October 10); Zellerbach Auditorium, UC-Berkeley (October 14).

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