When Miles Davis Opened for Neil Young

Back in March 1970, Miles Davis was the open­ing act for Neil Young at the Fill­more East in NYC. Not exact­ly the most like­ly com­bo. But that’s what con­cert pro­mot­er Bill Gra­ham put togeth­er. 

You can lis­ten to mp3s of Miles’ live per­for­mance. (Make sure you scroll down.) What you get here is not bebop Miles Davis, or cool jazz Miles Davis. It’s elec­tric Miles Davis all the way, post Bitch­es Brew

For more jazz, check out our Music Pod­cast Col­lec­tion. Also check out one of our pre­vi­ous pieces: Miles and Coltrane on YouTube: The Jazz Greats

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  • Jim says:

    Miles also opened for the Grate­ful Dead at Fill­more West. If I recall cor­rect­ly, Gar­cia lat­er com­ment­ed on how humbling/embarrassing it was to have such a great musi­cian open for them.

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