The year 1967 was a most prolific and crucial year in the recording career of Miles Davis (1926-1991). Between May and December, the trumpeter/bandleader's second great quintet recorded 24 titles (including alternate and rehearsal takes) that would either comprise superlative albums – Sorcerer, Nefertiti and Water Babies – or subsequently turn up on the two-LP set Circle In The Round, released in 1980. Sorcerer was the third studio record by the group that also included saxophonist Wayne Shorter and the consistently staggering rhythm section of Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams – piano, bass and drums, respectively. Like its two predecessors, E.S.P. and Miles Smiles, Sorcerer was a bold, unified statement that would help map out paths for future free boppers.