Yesterday was Miles Davis’ birthday… his 83rd had he not passed away in ’91.  Jeffery Hyatt wrote a great piece on the late trumpeter/bandleader, which can be found on Hyatt’s site (a blog completely devoted to all things Miles).

Money quote: “There are only a handful of entertainers that transcend art, those titanic names whose mythology becomes more absorbing with each passing year. In time, the lies and truths may blur, but the artistry is forever genuine.”

Meanwhile, there’s a free download of two 1970 Fillmore East shows available here, but only for a limitd time.  The shows are two consecutive nights of Miles’ opening set for Neal Young, and these recordings are never-before-released bootlegs.