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The best of Miles's second phase?,
This review is from: Seven Steps To Heaven (Audio CD)
I find it hard to believe that there are no other reviews. This is definitely one of the best of his middle phase before he moved off to the fusion/rock. I bought this as a vinyl LP in the 60s when I was still at school. It did not have the bonus tracks that the current cd has. This is important because the very best track is "Summer night" I believe this was also issued on a later edition of "Quite Nights" It is gorgeous!.....up there with "Blue in Green" "My Funny Valentine". Miles himself knew he had produced a masterpiece. "Teo I'll do another one but I want to listen to that one!" says Miles at the end of that track.
St Louis Blues is played really slow and is exquisite. Miles was between groups it seems. We have the great Frank Butler/Tony Williams on drums and Herbie Hancock and Vic Feldman on piano. Vic wrote the title tune.
This is what jazz should be...an art form.
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Initial post: 16 Mar 2011 13:39:19 GMT
John Smith says:
It's a fine album - but most Miles fans tend to avoid the Columbia Legacy issues like the plague (only the RVG remasters are worse). It's quite bright and thin and compressed sounding, not good for extended listening. The more expensive Analogue Productions CD/SACD is worth its weight in gold for the sonic improvements (even just the CD layer is fantastic). If youcan afford it you should always go for issues on AP/APO, DCC, JVC-XRCD, LIM or MFSL - the main audiophile labels where you are pretty much guaranteed a fine listening experience. Avoid Legacy and RVG issues - they sound particularly bad.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2011 14:06:37 BDT
G. Don Fielder says:
So where do I find these audiophile issues?
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2012 20:08:22 GMT
I really wouldn't worry about it. Most Miles fans tend to avoid elitist snobbery (sonic or otherwise) and hear the music for what it is.
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