This tune consists of five scales, which are each played as long as each soloists wishes until the series is completed. Miles's path was as follows:
• 4 bars of C ionian (CMaj7)
• 4 bars of Ab mixolydian (Ab7sus)
• 4 bars of Bb ionian (BbMaj7)
• 8 bars of D phrygian (EbMaj7(#11)/D)
• 2 bars of G dorian (Gm7)
Like Coltrane, he spent more time on the darker phrygian mode. With just 2 bars of the last mode, he ends the tune and ends up with the shortest solo of the group with 22 bars.
Miles Davis was 32 to 33 years old at the time.
by Miles Davis and Bill Evans
What do you think of this solo?