Released in July 1963, the recording sessions for Seven Steps To Heaven brought together a remarkable ensemble of talent. In the initial sessions recorded in Los Angeles (April 1963), Davis was joined by pianist Victor Feldman, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Frank Butler. The later sessions pick up in New York in May and provided the foundation for the second great quintet with the addition of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. Saxophonist George Coleman rounds out the group and makes his presence felt with brilliant solos.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the album’s release, the digital version has just been newly remastered and has been delivered in a new Dolby Atmos spatial mix at partners like Apple, Amazon and Tidal.
In addition, Mobile Fidelity will release the album on SACD as well as on a limited edition vinyl release sourced from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI on dead-quiet MoFi SuperVinyl, with its advantages of nearly inaudible noise floor, dead-quiet surfaces, and superb groove definition, and housed in a Stoughton gatefold jacket.