My Funny Valentine, which features five extended ballads recorded live on February 12, 1964, highlights the lyrical Miles. With the young Tony Williams (drums), Ron Carter (bass) and Herbie Hancock (piano) holding down the rhythm section, Miles only played the most vital notes. From the title track to “I Thought About You,” Mile’s delicate tone and startling sensitivity blow chill air to the standards. George Coleman who gives some of the most memorable solos on the tenor saxophone also plays a major contribution to the quintet.
Check out the video of “My Funny Valentine.”