For me this is miles' best work. Downbeat, at times introspective, but always melodic and beautiful. I think i must have listened to Solea almost every week for the last 5 years. This is Miles before he went all high tempo and electric. It's similar to Porgy and Bess in terms of the overall almost symphonic tonal quality, and similar to the musical excellence of Kind of Blue. Where this has the edge for me though is it's just Miles, no succession of solos. That means that miles develops complex, long, and emotionally intense performances.
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