First of all, I don't see the need to compare musicians/artists like we compare athletes-art isn't a competition, it's about expressing something. If you like it, great- if you don't then that's cool too, move on to something that you like. Second of all, not only does Chris have a wonderful tone- he plays with emotion and has something to say, plus he's a genuinely great person. He reaches people with his music. If he doesn't reach you then that only makes him not to you liking. There is nothing wrong with that, but the world is full of those who hate on the accomplishments of others while sitting in their room all day on their computer. (This is a general statement and not directed at anyone in particular) I'm as big a Miles fan as there is, but when I hear Chris I don't expect to hear what Miles plays- he isn't wired that way and he plays what HE hears. Besides, there's already a Miles. Who's to say what a trumpet player is supposed to sound like anyway? If you are listening for "trumpet" and not what they have to say then you are missing the boat in my opinion. That's like saying Picasso didn't really paint the way you are supposed to paint with water colors.