I started to discover the music of Miles Davis during his years of retirement in the late seventies. "The Man With The Horn" was among the first recordings of Miles I bought. I immediately loved it and still do. Most of the songs are propelled by the forceful drumming of Al Foster and Marcus Miller's great bass. Guitarists Barry Finnerty and Mike Stern as well as saxman Bill Evans are in great shape too. Two songs ("Shout" and the title tune) are more mellow or pop-like, though they fortunately avoid the cheapness (sorry) of later covers like Cindy Lauper's "Time after time".
Miles himself is in great shape too. Forget what the critics say about him trying to regain his former chops. The music on "The Man With The Horn" is bold and energetic, it's groovy and funky, it's jazz that rocks. I've listened to the record and the cd many hundreds of times and I'm sure I'll never be bored even for a second.