30. Miles Davis E.S.P.

(Columbia, 1965)

Looking to follow the lead of On The Road’s Sal Paradise and Neal Cassady by playing jazz while you cruise down those long highways? Then Miles Davis’ E.S.P. is a good bet for your journey.

Released in 1965, the album was recorded over two days, and the improvisation in Davis’ and his band’s performances is clear. The title track and ‘Little One’ showcase the free-wheeling spirit of the album perfectly.

Though not as ground-breaking as Bitches Brew or beloved as Kind of Blue,  E.S.P. is still an adventurous and accessible record, and one of many great LPs in Miles Davis’ canon.

Try also: Miles Davis Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970).