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, as can be seen from the personnel: tenor saxophonist George Coleman
, Victor Feldman
(who turned down the job) and Herbie Hancock
on pianos, bassist Ron Carter
, and Frank Butler
and Tony Williams
on drums. Recorded at two separate sessions, this set is highlighted by the classic "Seven Steps to Heaven," "Joshua," and slow passionate versions of "Basin Street Blues" and "Baby Won't You Please Come Home."