I have virtually every album Miles has ever made. I began collecting his albums when I was in fifth grade. I own pretty much everything from the 1949 Live Performances in Paris with Tadd Dameron to Star People. This particular recording is among my favorites of all of those Miles albums. It swings like no other, and is also, along with Porgy & Bess, the direct link between Miles Ahead and Kind Of Blue. Any fan of trumpet or jazz music needs to own this. Miles Davis, John Coltrane on tenor, Cannonball Adderley on alto, Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. With a group like this you'd think these guys would get in the way of each other because they're all so incredible. However, this is far from the case. They interact perfectly. From the brilliant fast pace of Jackie McLean's "Dr. Jekyll" to the stolen "Walkin'" remake "Sid's Ahead", Miles is in miraculous form on some bebop and blues. Cannonball and Trane really get into it as well. Listen to Trane tear through Dizzy Gillespie and John Lewis's "Two Bass Hit". "Miles" better known now as "Milestones" (either one is acceptable), has become a cool jazz classic and Miles sounds amazing on it. So does everyone else. "Billy Boy" gives Red Garland a chance to shine and finally solo (I don't recall him soloing on any of the previous tunes). Here Miles does not play, and reportedly asked Red to imitate Ahmad Jamal, one of his favorite pianists. What a fun tune, it swings like crazy. However, the best is saved for last on "Straight, No Chaser", with everyone going absolutely insane. Cannonball has a witty quotation of Bird's "Now's The Time" solo, check that out. Every solo is fun and swinging. If you're a fan of great music, you'll love this album. One of Miles's many great records.