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Neil Young, Steve Miller, Miles Davis: Fillmore East, New York NY

Ian Dove, Billboard, 21 March 1970

THE INTEREST in Miles Davis' East Village debut lay in the fact that for the past year he has supposedly been moving towards contemporary rock sounds in his rhythm section. But to compare the Davis section (dominated by the impressive Jack DeJohnette, drums) with, say, the Steve Miller section, made this hard to substantiate. It is still a section that bends and shifts to the front line, while keeping a life of its own. It isn't something you lay back on at all — a chess game compared with checkers.

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