Miles at the Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3

The box set of Miles at the Fillmore captured the four live sessions of Miles Davis and his all-star band played at the New York venue in June 1970 in thier entirety. Even though same tunes were played in different sets, listening to them back to back reveals how the band stretched out the pieces from night after night. Miles’s solos were powerful and focused. In contrast, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea pushed their instruments beyond their limit to create organic, chaotic soundscapes. While Dave Holland anchored down the pulse, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira went buck wild with the rhythms. Steve Grossman was also at the top of his game on the sax. From the opening, charging “Directions” to the impressionistic improvising “Bitches Brew” to the hypnotizing “It’s About That Time,” Miles and his men made history on the spot.