Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb
This session marks the last of Coltrane's work with Miles Davis. Eleven months earlier, the tenor sax giant had left the jazz innovator's quintet to fully devote himself to his solo career. Davis convinced him to return to the fold for this date, and the results show the continued progression in both men's passionate musicianship. The melody statement at the top of the tune sounds like a formality quickly dispatched so the soloing can commence. Both Miles and Trane individually execute modal flights rippling with the language of the future of jazz. I would be sadly negligent if I didn't mention the stellar accompaniment of one of the greatest rhythm sections ever, with Kelly in particular standing out.