Firstly, Miles Mode has a very catchy 8 bar motif. That’s what I’m focusing on here; not only does it sound great, it has some very satisfying mathematical properties.

Stepping back

What is Miles Mode?

It is a tune written by John Coltrane and performed by him and the great quartet of 1962 consisting of

  • John Coltrane – saxophone

  • Jimmy Garrison – double bass

  • Elvin Jones – drums

  • McCoy Tyner – piano