This music was originally released 8 months after Bitches Brew hit the streets, and these live shows featured bands like the Grateful Dead and Santana sharing the bill.
When I first heard about this release, I immediately thought about Saxophonist Steve Grossman and how he was virtually edited out of the original release, I will be very interested in hearing his tenor sax contribution on these restored sessions.
The title track for Bitches Brew is the glue that holds these sessions together, fact is, it can get a tad monotonous, but it's hard not to enjoy it as rock solid pallet on this double album. I like the twin piano attack of Chick Corea and Kieth Jarret, lets be honest, both of them on the same record, crazy is it not?
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I think about those solos on A Tribute to Jack Johnson, and the Miles Runs the Voodoo Down, I get that same vibe here, just real good confident Miles in my opinion.
I see a lot of mixed reviews on this Fillmore show, mostly complaints about Corea and Jarrett meandering on and on, but hey I like the searching stuff.
I really am not over analytical about music I listen to, not in a music theory sort of way, I could care less. I am into analyzing moods, textures, and feelings. I am more about what type of emotion is stirred up inside me.
The pictured Vinyl copy still sounds great, and actually I prefer it over the CD reissue. But I will tell you this: With 2 hours of music not heard from the show, and some unreleased Fillmore West stuff thrown in as bonus tracks, I will be there to nab it up.
I also see that the Bootleg Series Vol. 3 has 2 lengthy essays, this time in booklet form, and not the horrid folded poster back notes of Vol. 2. Also the sound quality should be a considerably better than Vol.2. as the original source sound so much better.