|Title||Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings of Miles Davis 1963-64|
|Design||Art direction: Giulio Turturro, Howard Fritzon and Seth Rothstein; Design: Giulio Turturro; CD sleeve drawings: Rick Klauber|
|Notes||Completely Columbia Recordings box number three.
1963-64: a strange, in-between period for Miles Davis. Coltrane was gone, the Second Great Quintet around the corner, heard coming into place on this box in fact. Miles was in stylistic transition searching for a new repertoire, a new group. Which just leaves us with some incredible playing, wonderful tunes, amazing music. All collected in this delectable box on 6 CDs.
It’s tempting to rhapsodise at length about the music, but just listen to Joshua, below, enough said. This is, after all, a site focused on design. The box is a feast for the eyes and rather lovely to the touch as well. Grey linen cover a delightful shade of grey, shiny metal spine, embossed lettering, elegant calligraphy, great photographs. Miles done proud again.
|Also||- Miles Davis and Gil Evans – The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings
- Miles Davis and John Coltrane – The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961