Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
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Based on 98 ratings
1960 Ratings: #1
July 18, 1960 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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daFigz
100
Modal jazz style. Gil Evans is writing and conducting. A Spanish classical theme. 1960... Now, 2017. I loved it as a kid. I still love it today. The '09 Columbia Legacy remaster is superb. Study Jazz music. Understand the significance of Bebop, Big Band, Cool, Chamber and, of course, Modal Jazz. Modal, by the way, is attributed to Miles Davis. [Think '59s Kind of Blue.] It's cerebral, atmospheric, brooding, melancholy and, occasionally, ambient. Regardless, the Modal period of Jazz remains ... read more
RabbitBoy
95
Interpreted as (literally) musical drawings of a culture and and its buildings, landscape, poeple, traditions... This piece blows me away.
amygoodall
70
good
Mythic
90
Davis portrays Spanish tradition in a way that paints a fulfilling, vivid picture in the listeners mind. A silky smooth, beautiful album from start to finish.
100
Mile's First Masterpiece

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Track List

  1. Concierto de Aranjue
  2. Will o' the Wisp
  3. The Pan Piper
  4. "Saeta
  5. Solea
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Added on: March 15, 2013