Yes its all smiles when listening to this album, “Miles Smiles.” So is that familiar constant cymbal beat of Tony Williams on the drums, as he works that forward march, along with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter. A true advance Avant-Garde sound of integrated instrumentation, acoustically brilliant! This album will be featured for a week or so, check the schedule link for play times.
About the album:
With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear as soon as “Orbits” comes crashing out the gate, but it’s not just the fast, manic material that has an edge — slower, quieter numbers are mercurial, not just in how they shift melodies and chords, but how the voicing and phrasing never settles into a comfortable groove. This is music that demands attention, never taking predictable paths or easy choices. Its greatest triumph is that it masks this adventurousness within music that is warm and accessible — it just never acts that way……Read More