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Listen: Stream Miles Davis’ ‘Spanish Key’ off Upcoming ‘MIles at the FIllmore’ Album

In June 1970, Miles Davis and his band played Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York, opening for Laura Nyro.

Recordings from the shows Davis did at the Fillmore East were released on the double album, Miles Davis at the Fillmore.

Now all the music is being released on Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 will be released on March 25, 2014.

Rolling Stone reports that “more than 100 minutes of previously unreleased music and bonus tracks from the group’s appearance at the San Francisco Fillmore that April [will be on the four-disc set]. In a rare interview after hearing the Fillmore East recordings, Davis suggested he wanted “every note” of the sessions made available to listeners. More than 20 years after his death in 1991, he’s finally getting his wish.”

Check out a track from the album, “Spanish Key.”

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Miles Davis The Painter? Who Knew?

Turns out Miles Davis painted and drew for many hours each day.

His art is damn good. Some reminds me of Basquiat.

A book, “Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork,” was published recently.

You can see 12 examples of his painting and drawing at The Daily Beast.

Miles’ heirs are working away at keeping the legendary jazz musician in the spotlight, and bringing Davis’ music to younger generations. Some of their plans — remixes by hip DJs — seem sketchy, others — ties and scarves? — seem sacreligious. But a biopic is a great idea, and I welcome more music.

A story in todays New York Times details some of what his three heirs are up to.