1970-06-18 New York (Complete Thursday 1970)

Disco1970-06-18 New York (Complete Thursday 1970)
VenueUSA, Fillmore East, New York, NY
NotesSource: http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1702
January 8, 2014 – 3:18 pm

Complete Thursday 1970 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Fillmore East Auditorium, New York; June 18, 1970. Excellent soundboard?

According to All Music Guide’s Tom Jurek, when Miles Davis’ At Fillmore 1970 was released, this was how it was packaged: “This double-LP/CD package puts together selections from each night [June 17-20], without regard for repetition. It’s fine that there are numerous performances of certain tunes: the problem is that, although the music is compelling, it’s schizophrenic because there are no full performances on the final release; they were all edited severely (as was standard practice by Teo Macero and Davis).

“To compound this, when the music from Friday night actually collects some of the music from Thursday night - different segments are edited within tunes, the grooves don’t necessarily match and for this set (unlike many other live Miles dates) just as a composition starts to gel, it segues into another rather abruptly.”

Finally, the elusive Complete Thursday show/s (?) at the Fillmore East in 1970.
Click on the respective links for Complete Wednesday and Complete Friday.

Thanks to hearbeat for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Unfortunately, there were no notes that accompanied this set. It’s also curious why there appeared to be two sets as, according to www.plosin.com, “the Septet played a 45-60 minute set each night”. Given that the tracklist and times are about the same, Disc 2 could be a duplicate of Disc 1. Perhaps some reader can throw more light on this.

Cover picture by Peter Buitelaar - Thanks!

Disc 1
Track 101. Warming Up and Introdction By Bill Graham 2:07 (3.5MB)
Track 102. Directions 10:09 (17.1MB)
Track 103. The Mask 11:31 (19.4MB)
Track 104. It’s About That Time 12:04 (20.3MB)
Track 105. Bitches Brew/The Theme 13:24 (22.5MB)
50 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Warming Up and Introduction By Bill Graham 2:07 (3.6MB)
Track 202. Directions 10:09 (17.1MB)
Track 203. The Mask 11:31 (19.4MB)
Track 204. It’s About That Time 12:04 (20.3MB)
Track 205. Bitches Brew/The Theme 13:24 (22.5MB)
50 mins

Miles Davis - trumpet
Chick Corea - electric and acoustic piano
Keith Jarrett - electric organ
Steve Grossman - soprano saxophone
Dave Holland - electric and acoustic bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion