So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)

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So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles)
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1993
RecordedOctober 12–14, 1992
StudioPower Station, New York City
ProducerRichard Seidel, Don Sickler
Joe Henderson chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[2]

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 Miles Davis, who Henderson greatly admired (and with whom he performed for a few weekends in 1967). The songs were written by (or associated with) Davis, and the featured musicians (guitarist John Scofield, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Al Foster) played with Davis 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)[3] 1


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) - Joe Henderson | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 688. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ "Billboard Jazz Albums, 8 May 1993". Billboard Magazine. 8 May 1993. Retrieved 27 February 2017.