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.
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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.