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Seven Steps to Heaven


Download links and information about Seven Steps to Heaven by Miles Davis. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 57:03 minutes.

Artist: Miles Davis
Release date: 1963
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 57:03
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No. Title Length
1. Basin Street Blues 10:27
2. Seven Steps to Heaven 6:23
3. I Fall In Love Too Easily 6:43
4. So Near, So Far 6:56
5. Baby Won't You Please Come Home 8:25
6. Joshua 6:58
7. So Near, So Far (Bonus Track) 5:09
8. Summer Night (Bonus Track) 6:02



Seven Steps to Heaven finds Miles Davis standing yet again on the fault line between stylistic epochs. In early 1963, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb left to form their own trio, and Davis was forced to form a new band, which included Memphis tenor player George Coleman and bassist Ron Carter. When Davis next entered the studio in Hollywood, he added local drummer Frank Butler and British studio ace Victor Feldman, who ultimately decided not to go on the road with Davis. It's easy to see why Davis liked Feldman, who contributed the dancing title tune and "Joshua" to the session. On three mellifluous standards — particularly a cerebral "Basin Street Blues" and a broken-hearted "I Fall in Love Too Easily" — the pianist plays with an elegant, refined touch, and the kind of rarefied voicings that suggest Ahmad Jamal. Davis responds with some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing. When Davis returned to New York he finally succeeded in spiriting away a brilliantly gifted 17-year-old drummer from Jackie McLean: Tony Williams. On the title tune you can already hear the difference, as his crisp, driving cymbal beat and jittery, aggressive syncopations propel Davis into the upper reaches of his horn. On "So Near, So Far" the drummer combines with Carter and new pianist Herbie Hancock to expand on a light Afro-Cuban beat with a series of telepathic changes in tempo, texture, and dynamics. Meanwhile, Feldman's "Joshua" (with its overtones of "So What" and "All Blues") portends the kind of expressive variations on the basic 4/4 pulse that would become the band's trademark, as Davis and Coleman ascend into bebop heaven., Rovi