Second outing for the Second Great Quintet,
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This review is from: Miles Smiles (Audio CD)
I've only recent begun to appreciate Miles Davis and wonder how I never took notice of him for most of my life. I've quickly built up a collection starting with his late 50's works, for my money the most accessible stuff for beginners and slowly moved forward to the more complex sounds of Miles' Second Great Quintet. They are not called that for nothing, seemingly almost telepathically understanding where to take the tunes being improvised in the studio. Tony Williams in particular is a revelation - the complexity of his drumming leaves many of rock's big names trailing in his wake. That said, if I'd started in this mid-late 60's period I probably wouldn't have 'Got it', and I doubt you would too if you hadn't taken in at least some of what went before. A superb album but IMO needing a few reference points to be built on first.