Miles and his new saxophonist, Wayne Shorter — with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams from the Seven Steps To Heaven sessions the year before. Previously unissued, and including Victor Feldman’s Joshua.
‘A transcendental new music which flushes categories away and, while using musical devices from all styles and cultures, is defined mainly by its deep emotion and unaffected originality’ (Lester Bangs). 180g LP.
Fourth and last of the classic quintet albums with Shorter, Hancock, Carter and Williams. Mostly written by Herbie and Wayne Shorter — a valediction to hard bop, without the old-school machismo.
The twenty-eight-year-old with Horace Silver, Lucky Thompson and JJ — and you remember Dave Schildkraut — not really walkin’ at all.
The quintet with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette — in Miles’ words, ‘really a bad motherfucker’. Killers like Runs The Voodoo Down.
His piercingly atmospheric soundtrack to this film featuring the one and only Jeanne Moreau. A neglected Miles, with some of his most affective playing. Highly recommended.
His early-fifties Prestige debut, with Zoot Sims, half the MJQ, Benny Green, Roy Haynes and — their first time together — Sonny Rollins, amongst others.
Miles Ahead, Porgy And Bess, Sketches Of Spain, Quiet Nights. Two discs of alternate and rehearsal takes. Loads of notes, rare photos. His ineffable collaborations with Gil Evans. Essential, obviously; such a steal.