It seems like a peculiar decision to have one of the greatest jazz innovators of all time have a piece orchestrated for him and a roughly twenty member band, but that's what Gil Evans opted to go with here. Davis and Evans would collaborate again after this, but this is the first of their collaborations and the first time Davis has worked with orchestrated pieces since Birth Of The Cool. Some of the songs on here are really great, like "The Maids Of Cadiz", "My Ship", and "New Rhumba", but more often than not songs off of the record will feel inconsequential, and sometimes even boring. They're nice to hear, but nothing really jumps out at you. It really feels like Davis is being restricted, and while there's no problem with more subdued jazz, it seems like it's holding itself back from being a truly fantastic and memorable listen. In all, this is certainly not the best of Gil Evans and Miles Davis' collaborations, but it is a pretty nice and occasionally really great listen nonetheless.