In early '63, Davis formed a new band, which included Memphis tenor player George Coleman and bassist Ron Carter and Frank Butler. Davis responds with some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing. When he returned to New York he finally succeeded in spiriting away a brilliantly gifted 17-year-old drummer from Jackie Mclean: Tony Williams. On the title tune you can already hear the difference, as his crisp, driving cymbal beat and jittery, aggressive syncopations propel Davis into the upper reaches of his horn. On "So Near, So Far" the drummer combines with Carter and new pianist Herbie Hancock to expand on a light Afro-Cuban beat with a series of telepathic changes in tempo, texture, and dynamics. Meanwhile, Feldman's "Joshua" portends the kind of expressive variations on the basic 4/4 pulse that would become the band's trademark, as Davis and Coleman ascend into bebop heaven.