So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)

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So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)
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Studio album by
ProducerRichard Seidel, Don Sickler
Joe Henderson chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) is a 1993 album by jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson and is the second of five albums he recorded with Verve Records near the end of his career. The album is a tribute to trumpeter Miles Davis, who Henderson greatly admired and with whom he performed for only a few weekends in 1967. The songs were written by or associated with Davis, and the musicians on the album played with him earlier in their careers.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Miles Davis except where noted.

  1. "Miles Ahead" (Davis, Gil Evans) – 4:31
  2. "Joshua" (Davis, Victor Feldman) – 6:18
  3. "Pfrancing (No Blues)" – 8:18
  4. "Flamenco Sketches" (Davis, Bill Evans) – 9:37
  5. "Milestones" – 5:57
  6. "Teo" – 8:56
  7. "Swing Spring" – 8:10
  8. "Circle" – 6:07
  9. "Side Car" – 10:26
  10. "So Near, So Far" (Tony Crombie, Bennie Green) – 4:30
  • Digitally recorded at Power Station, NYC, October 12–14, 1992.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
Billboard Top Jazz Albums (1993)[2] 1


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) - Joe Henderson | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 8 May 1993". Billboard Magazine. 8 May 1993. Retrieved 27 February 2017.