Vinyl LP pressing. In a Silent Way is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis, released on July 30, 1969. He continued to experiment through the 1960s and, heavily influenced by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, fused jazz with electronica on the influential albums 'In a Silent Way'. Upon it's release, the album was met by controversy among music critics, particularly those of jazz and rock music, who were divided in their reaction to it's experimental musical structure and Davis's electric approach. Since it's initial reception, it has been regarded by fans and critics as one of Davis's greatest and most influential works.