So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Joe Henderson's follow-up to his hugely successful Lush Life disc is another concept album, this time involving ten songs including many lesser-known ones associated with Miles Davis. Henderson only actually played with Davis for a few weekends around 1967 but he shows a great deal of understanding for this potentially difficult music. With particularly strong assistance from guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Al Foster, Henderson revives such forgotten songs as "Teo," "Swing Spring" and "Side Car" in addition to coming up with fresh interpretations of "Miles Ahead," "Milestones" and "No Blues." He is to be congratulated for not taking the easy way ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Joe Henderson's follow-up to his hugely successful Lush Life disc is another concept album, this time involving ten songs including many lesser-known ones associated with Miles Davis. Henderson only actually played with Davis for a few weekends around 1967 but he shows a great deal of understanding for this potentially difficult music. With particularly strong assistance from guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Al Foster, Henderson revives such forgotten songs as "Teo," "Swing Spring" and "Side Car" in addition to coming up with fresh interpretations of "Miles Ahead," "Milestones" and "No Blues." He is to be congratulated for not taking the easy way out and sticking to the simpler material of Davis's earlier years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1993
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451767449
  • Catalog Number: 517674

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Miles Ahead (4:31)
  2. 2 Joshua (6:18)
  3. 3 Pfrancing (No Blues) (8:18)
  4. 4 Flamenco Sketches (9:37)
  5. 5 Milestones (5:57)
  6. 6 Teo (8:56)
  7. 7 Swing Spring (8:10)
  8. 8 Circle (6:07)
  9. 9 Side Car (10:26)
  10. 10 So Near, So Far (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Henderson Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Holland Bass
John Scofield Guitar
Al Foster Drums
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Victor Feldman Composer
Joe Henderson Producer
Tony Crombie Composer
Don Sickler Arranger, Producer
Jim Anderson Engineer
Ian Craigie Digital Mixing Assistant
Gil Evans Composer
Bennie Green Composer
Richard Seidel Producer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Bill Milkowski Interviewer
√Čtsuko Iseki Photo Design
Dann Wojnar Assistant Digital Engineer
George Patapow Art Direction
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