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Miles Ahead session details

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August 18, 1970 (10 items; TT = 44:39)
Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood MA
Soundboard recording (B+)
Show chatter

Miles Davis (tpt); Gary Bartz (ss, as); Chick Corea (el-p); Keith Jarrett (org); Dave Holland (b, el-b); Jack De Johnette (d); Airto Moreira (perc)

1 Introduction (Bill Graham) 0:13
2 Directions (J. Zawinul) 9:13

Theme stated at 1:40, 2:32, 5:03
3 Bitches Brew (M. Davis) 9:34
4 The Mask (M. Davis) 3:42
5 It's About That Time (M. Davis) 7:41
6 Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 1:35
7 Spanish Key (M. Davis) 5:35
8 The Theme (with applause) (M. Davis) 2:07
9 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (encore) (M. Davis) 3:58
10 The Theme (with applause, announcement) (M. Davis) 1:01


1 Introduction (Bill Graham)
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274

2 Directions
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

3 Bitches Brew
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

4 The Mask
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

5 It's About That Time
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

6 Sanctuary
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

7 Spanish Key
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

8 The Theme (with applause)
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

9 Miles Runs the Voodoo Down (encore)
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1

10 The Theme (with applause, announcement)
CD: Columbia Legacy 88697 70274, Lunch for Your Ears LFYE 001
Video: Crime Crew CCP DVD-011, Mega Vision no number, Godnoes Productions Volume 1


This is the first known recording of Gary Bartz with the Davis group. The last of four "Fillmore at Tanglewood" shows produced by Bill Graham in the summers of 1969 and 1970. On this date the Davis Septet opened for Santana, and The Voices of East Harlem were also on the bill.

The video is missing the introduction and the first 2+ minutes of "Directions"; Graham can be seen backstage as the band walks off at the end of the concert. This set is available on the internet from Wolfgang's Vault, a distributor of Fillmore music and memorabilia.

This was a busy summer: Hampton Roads Coliseum (July 3); Central Park, New York (July 6); Harvard Stadium (July 8); Hollywood Bowl (July 10); Spectrum, Philadelphia (July 15); Randall's Island, New York (July 18); Madison Square Garden, New York (July 25); Shea Stadium, New York (?) (August 6); SUNY Stony Brook (August 16); Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood (August 18). At the end of the summer the Septet played at the Isle of Wight Festival (August 29).

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