Miles Smiles - Davis, Shorter, Hancock, Carter, and Williams just killed it in post-bop brilliance.
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Wow, favorite Miles recording. So many great and very important recordings. I agree that the Second Great Quintet was probably Miles’ best band. Then again, “best” has to be in the context of where Miles was at in his evolution as an artist. An evolution that, with the exception of his latest recordings, was always at the highest level of artistry and influence. Still, that particular quintet was simply amazing. My favorite with that quintet is “Live At The Plugged Nickel”, with “ESP” a close second. However, how does one pick a favorite when Miles’ body of work was so stylistically varied? How does one rank “Birth Of The Cool” below any other of his recordings? Amazing artist!