Marc Myers takes the album and posts the original versions of every song to illustrate the art of interpretation.
As gentle and as seamless as this album is—with Evans's heaving orchestration and Davis's innocent flugelhorn throughout—virtually all of the music had already been recorded by other artists. To illustrate, I have recreated Miles Ahead: Miles Davis +19 below using the original recordings in the same order as they appear on the album. What this shows is just how brilliant Evans was as an arranger and how tender Davis was as a flugelhornist. By stitching these pieces together and lifting them to majestic levels, we hear how songs become masterpieces in the right hands