Miles Davis' second great quintet - Davis (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums) - certainly vies for the honor of being the finest small jazz combo of all time. Originally released in 1966 and inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame for 2016, Miles Smiles commenced a series of five groundbreaking albums guided not by chordal patterns but open responses to melodies. Music would never again be the same. Right out of the starting gate, "Orbits" swirls with hard-driving rhythms and Davis' untethered soloing. "Delores" likewise steams and cooks, retaining a tuneful allure all the while speaking with a streetwise swagger. Anchored in part by Hancock's radiant piano lines, the ballad "Circle" moves gently and expresses a romantic elegance via its superb lyrical poise. On Miles Smiles, the band simply has and does it all. This is a record you want to feel as much as hear.