The Jazz Show Episode April 11, 2011

Broadcast on 11-Apr-2011

9:00pm - 12:00am

This amazing music was recorded in performance at New York's "Fillmore East", which was at the time primarily a rock venue. Miles Davis had entered his post "Bitches Brew" stage and was entering his new phase and a very new context for his creativity. Miles always moved forward, according to his artistic muse and gone were the standards, and tunes like "Milestones", "So What", "All Blues" etc. His new music featured more electric instruments and was governed more rhythmically by rock and funk. His trumpet work was brilliant in this new context but that very context alienated a lot of his audience but gained many new listeners.This set was recorded in June of 1970 and presents very well edited performances that were pared down to the essence by Miles and his producer, Teo Macero. They captured the best moments from two sets that actually lasted over one hour and they were cut to fit the LP format at 22 to 25 minutes.

The people in Miles' band included Mr. Davis and Steve Grossman on tenor and mostly soprano saxophone, Keith Jarrett on organ and keyboards and Chick Corea on Rhodes electric piano and keyboards, Dave Holland on electric and acoustic bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums and Airto Moriera on percussion. There are many melodies segued in these two sets and the music is intense and "balls to the wall". Miles and company are smokin'!!!!

Track Listing:

Tribute to Brownie
Louis Smith · Here Comes Louis Smith!
Brill's Blues
Wetu & Embraceble You
Louis Smith · Smithville
Au Privave
Horace Silver · Live At Newport '58
Senor Blues
Physical Cities
The Bad Plus · Prog
Tom Sawyer
Thursday Miles
Miles Davis · Miles Davis At Fillmore
Friday Miles.