Apr 102014

MDFwFr1_thumbnailafter checking for new jazz shows on dime, i had a look at the oldest running jazz seed: this show by miles davis is still on dime after almost 9 years (it’ll be 9 years on  17-may-2014).  wow.  i don’t even know who the seeder was — they’re now just listed as “unknown”.  it was an fm broadcast, recorded from the soundboard… the quality is superb.  and late 1970 is a fantastic period for miles, imho.

artwork:  i’ve included cd covers by jamie lochhead, from his site jaime lockhhead.co.uk (see his terms of use).

miles davis septet
fillmore west auditorium, san francisco ca
15 october 1970
kpfa-fm radio broadcast

miles davis (tpt)
gary bartz (ss, as)
keith jarrett (el-p, org)
michael henderson (el-b)
jack dejohnette (d)
airto moreira (perc)
jumma santos [jim riley] (perc)

01-honky tonk
02-what i say (incl. radio broadcast voiceover announcement)
05-bitches brew
06-funky tonk-the theme

total time: 63:49 mns

– this is not taken from the fillmore tree. the fillmore tree version is about 25 mns. this here is almost the complete show, only “directions”, the set-opener is missing: total time is about 64 mns. this fm source sounds great.

– according to p.losin: “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. none of the recordings of this show that i have heard includes “directions,” the standard set-opener…”

soundboard > kpfa-fm radio broadcast > ? > cd > eac (secure mode) > cubase sx2 (minor re-tracking, no sound processing applied) > flac 1.1.2 [-8, -v, sector aligned]

sample:  t03-sanctuary.mp3

download: md1970-10-15_fillmore_west_sanfrancisco.zip