I want to talk only about two pieces of miles.
the first one I was exposed to is TUTU.
This is one of his pieces that overcame the jazz boundaries and entered mainstream, mainly by using what was then a relatively new thing, the invention of the eightees, called big jackets with shoulder pads. I never understood if they were supposed to enhance the funkiness of the music or were just meant to distract from that eightees big hair. It did help miles popularity (maybe because of the contrast of the big hair and the big shiny black forhead, amplified by the shoulder pads, but something worked)
TUTU was a Tour de force for miles, and what an excellent exemplar it was. In the first ten seconds of tutu you can find the whole secrets of the universe jammed into bursts of pure concentrated energy, deliberate phrasing and beat beat beat , all caressed with the smoothest, almost mythically melodic ,coming from the distance, touching but not touching trumpet.