Miles Davis’ ‘Seven Steps to Heaven’

Miles Davis’ ‘Seven Steps to Heaven’ is his eighth studio album recorded April 16-17 and May 14, 1963 and released the same year In 1963 by Columbia Records..

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Track Listing : 1.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) – 10:29 . 2.Seven Steps To Heaven (Victor Feldman, Miles Davis) – 06:26 . 3.I Fall In Love Too Easily (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 06:46 . 4.So Near, So Far (Tony Crombie, Benny Green) – 06:59 . 5.Baby Won’T You Please Come Home (Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield) – 08:28 . 6.Joshua (Victor Feldman) – 07:00 . 7.So Near, So Far (Alternate Version) (Tony Crombie, Benny Green) – 05:11 . 8.Summer Night (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) – 06:02

Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . George Coleman – Tenor Saxophone On (2 – 4 – 6) . Victor Feldman – Piano On (1 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 8) . Herbie Hancock – Piano On (2 – 4 – 6) . Ron Carter – Bass . Frank Butler – Drums On (1 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 8) . Tony Williams – Drums On (2 – 4 – 6)

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Fred Plaut – Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering, Remixing

Package : Bob Belden – Liner Notes . Leonard Feather – Liner Notes . Roger Marshutz – Photography . Vernon Smith – Photography . Francis Wolff – Photography

Recorded On April 16-17, 1963 At Columbia Studios, Los Angeles And May 14, 1963 At Cbs 30Th Street Studio, New York City..

Released In 1963 By Columbia Records.

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jazz.com
And could it possibly be true that drummer Tony Williams was only seventeen years old when he made this recording? He might have been too young to register for the draft (not a bad thing in ’63), but his drum breaks sound like they could lead a regiment of hipsters into hard-bop hand-to-hand combat. […]

allmusic
In 1963, Miles Davis was at a transitional point in his career, without a regular group and wondering what his future musical direction would be. At the time he recorded the music heard on this CD, he was in the process of forming a new band…. […]

All About Jazz
Relocating three thousand miles to New York with Herbie Hancock (piano) and Tony Williams (drums) taking over, the quintet was on its way to become the standard by which all subsequent bands would be measured. Introducing two future classics, Miles and company tear through “Joshua” and “Seven Steps to Heaven” and set the world on notice: life in the music world would never be the same again. […]

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