Miles seemed to think he did: "With Art on drums you couldn't be ****ing around; you had to get on up and play." "[Walkin'] was a mother****er, man, with Horace laying down that funky piano of his and Art playing them bad rhythms behind us on the drums. It was something else." But see, "In the summer of 1954 I went into the studio again for Prestige, this time with Sonny, Horace, Percy, and Klook [Kenny Clarke] on drums. I had decided that for the sound I wanted at the time, Klook gave me that dimension over Art Blakey; he was more subtle than Art. I don't mean to say that he was a better drummer than Art, but that his style of playing was what I wanted at that time."