Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
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Based on 3 reviews
1960 Ratings: #5 / 11
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Based on 413 ratings
1960 Ratings: #2
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nostalgia
80

Inspired by a flamenco performance Davis attended with his wife, Frances, and helped largely by the arrangements of the genius himself, Gil Evans, 'Sketches of Spain' is an incredibly intricate, emotive and picturesque journey through some of Davis' most meticulous, memorable and experimental work ever.

The album quite obviously derives a lot of its ideas and sounds from Spanish folk music and combined with Davis' soulful trumpet, it makes for an immensely unique album, not only in his ... read more

Doublez
93

The History of the Albums - n° 144

Miles pt.5 // Third Stream era [I invite you to read my previous reviews on Miles Davis, you will find the list below, in order to better understand his life and this one] If we look at it in context, with the recent release of the legendary Kind of Blue, Miles Davis has clearly become the invincible man of jazz. Apart from the fact that he is untouchable, and that everything thought or done becomes gold, he has unintentionally triggered an ambitious ... read more

JustSomeGuy
90

First off, happy belated 60th anniversary to Sketches Of Spain! I was wanting to review this a few days ago on the actual anniversary, but I also didn't want to churn out a review for the sake of rushing it out on time for a specific day and instead review it when I was actually ready to do so, so here I am a couple days late. Sketches Of Spain may be a very old album now, but believe me, it's still amazing, and perhaps every bit as good as it was when it initially dropped in 1960.

Now, I'm ... read more

77

Concierto de Aranjuez

evilcatlawyer
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Phoenix
NR

Another masterpiece from Miles Davis, arranged and composed by Canadian pianist Gil Evans.

FAVORITE TRACKS: CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ (ADAGIO), SOLEA.

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Track List

1Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)
16:21
89
2Will O' the Wisp
3:49
81
3The Pan Piper
3:56
84
4Saeta
5:35
76
5Solea
12:14
84
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: March 15, 2013