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Miles Davis


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.12 | 69 ratings

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4 stars I'm surprised no one's posted a review of Seven Steps to Heaven yet. I believe it's discussed on the great companion site to PA - JazzMusicArchives. I owned a copy of Seven Steps to Heaven when I was young; now I remember why I dug it so much! I should give props to my older brother Joe for my exposure to jazz. While it's not nearly as groundbreaking as some of Miles's classic albums, Seven Steps is one of my favorite jazz albums and deserves 4 stars in my book.

Maybe the reason that there aren't any reviews of Seven Steps so far is because it's not fusion. This album is pretty much straight bop to hard bop. I find some of Miles mid 60's stuff, before In A Silent Way, a little hard to sit through. I don't have that problem with Seven Steps. The songs, mostly standards from earlier times, are melodic and accessible. I think this would be a good introduction to Miles for people who like jazz, but don't listen to a lot of it.

I think my favorite tracks are the faster ones: "Seven Steps", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Joshua". As for the musicians, they're all terrific. George Coleman, the sax player, may not be as distinctive as Miles' more legendary collaborators. He still does a superb job. The songs on Seven Steps to Heaven are memorable, and the playing is brilliant. So, this one gets four stars.

thwok | 4/5 |


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