As this album buoyantly demonstrates, Feldman was a superbly creative pianist, a greatly neglected vibraphonist and no less than significantly a composer whose works, diversified though they are, have in common a consistent melodic creativity. Victor spent a memorable year with Cannonball Adderley (1960-61), several months as Peggy Lee's accompanist and a tour playing vibes during Benny Goodman's historic visit to the USSR in 1962. Reed man Tom Scott is the product of a musical family. By the time he was 19, in 1967, he had mastered five instruments, played with Oliver Nelson and Don Ellis. The title track, 'Seven Steps to Heaven' is a number Victor wrote during a period when he worked with Miles Davis in 1963.