Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven

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Side one
Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams – 10:29
Seven Steps to Heaven – Victor Feldman, Miles Davis – 6:26
I Fall in Love Too Easily – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne – 6:46

Side two
So Near, So Far – Tony Crombie, Benny Green – 6:59
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield – 8:28
Joshua – Feldman – 7:00

Personnel:
Miles Davis – trumpet
George Coleman – tenor saxophone (track 7 only)
Victor Feldman – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Frank Butler – drums

Tracks 2, 4 & 6 – recorded in New York on May 14, 1963
Miles Davis – trumpet
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Tony Williams – drums

Miles Davis – Tutu

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Tutu – 5:15
Tomaas – 5:38 (Davis, Marcus Miller)
Portia – 6:18
Splatch – 4:46
Backyard Ritual – 4:49 (George Duke)
Perfect Way – 4:35 (David Gamson, Green Gartside)
Don’t Lose Your Mind – 5:49
Full Nelson – 5:06

Personnel:
Miles Davis – trumpet
Marcus Miller – bass guitars, guitar, synthesizers, drum machine programming, bass clarinet, soprano sax, other instruments
Jason Miles – synthesizer programming
Paulinho da Costa – percussion on “Tutu”, “Portia”, “Splatch”, Backyard Ritual”
Adam Holzman – synthesizer solo on “Splatch”
Steve Reid – additional percussion on “Splatch”
George Duke – all except percussion, bass guitar, and trumpet on “Backyard Ritual”
Omar Hakim – drums and percussion on “Tomaas”
Bernard Wright – additional synthesizers on “Tomaas” and “Don’t Lose Your Mind”
Michał Urbaniak – electric violin on “Don’t Lose Your Mind”
Jabali Billy Hart – drums, bongos

Production personnel:
Producers – Tommy LiPuma and Marcus Miller
Musical arrangements – Marcus Miller
Producers (5) – Tommy LiPuma and George Duke
Musical arrangement (5) – George Duke
Executive producer – Tommy LiPuma
Engineers – Peter Doell and Eric Calvi
Assistant engineer – Maureen Thompson
Engineer (5) – Erik Zobler
Assistant engineer (5) – Mitch Gibson
Photographer – Irving Penn
Art director – Eiko Ishioka
Designer – Susan Welt

Miles Davis – On the Corner

1. On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin’ One Thing and Doin’ Another/Vote for Miles (00:00)
2. Black Satin (19:59)
3. One and One (25:19)
4. Helen Butte/ Mr. Freedom X (31:28)

Recorded on June 1 (A1), June 6 (B1-B2) and July 7 (A2), 1972.

Producer Teo Macero

Miles Davis – electric trumpet with wah-wah
Dave Liebman – soprano saxophone (A2)
Carlos Garnett – soprano and tenor saxophone (B1, B2)
Chick Corea – electric piano (A1)
Herbie Hancock – electric piano, synthesizer
Harold I. Williams – organ, synthesizer
Lonnie Liston Smith – organ (B2)
David Creamer (A2, B1, B2), John McLaughlin (A1) – electric guitar
Michael Henderson – electric bass with wah wah
Collin Walcott (A1, B1, B2), Khalil Balakrishna (A2) – electric sitar
Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet (B1)
Badal Roy – tabla
Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Al Foster – drums
Jabali Billy Hart – drums, bongos
James “Mtume” Foreman, Don Alias – percussion
Paul Buckmaster – cello, arrangements
Robert Honablue – engineer

Guardian review of the Complete On the Corner Sessions:

The most hated album in jazz
Paul Tingen
The Guardian, Thursday 25 October 2007

At the time, everyone loathed Miles Davis’s On the Corner – even the people who played on it. But now, reports Paul Tingen, some of the coolest names in music are proud to name it as a major influence.

“…It was the first hip-hop/house/drum’n’bass/breakbeat album I’d ever heard,” explains American musician and longtime Village Voice writer Greg Tate…”

“…In addition, producer Teo Macero did his wild cut-and-paste thing, which he had pioneered on Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. Here, he went deeper than before into overdubbing and studio effects territory…”

Miles Davis website

Miles Davis – July 25th, 1969 at the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Fest

Milestones, Footprints, ‘Round Midnight

Miles Davis – trumpet
Wayne Shorter – tenor and soprano saxophones
Chick Corea – electric piano
Dave Holland – bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums

The Quintet performed twice at the Juan-les-Pins Festival, July 25 and 26. Columbia was on hand and recorded both shows, but so far only the July 25 concert has been released. Immediately after the second show the Quintet returned to the U.S. and resumed its busy touring schedule: Rutgers University Stadium, New Brunswick (July 27); Village Gate (July 29-August 10); Sheraton Park Hotel, French Lick (French Lick Jazz Festival) (July 31); The Spectrum, Philadelphia (August 15); Grant Park Theater, Chicago (August 22); Crosley Field, Cincinnati (Ohio Jazz Festival) (August 23); Shelly’s Manne-Hole, Los Angeles (September 9-21). – Miles Ahead session details

Miles Davis website