Sketches Of Spain (album) by Miles Davis
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The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,846.
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Will O' The Wisp
“Only” 5 tracks and 41 minutes in length but feels like it goes much longer which is always the trademark of a classic album
The album's centrepiece is its gorgeous opening track, Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez," originally written for Spanish guitar and orchestra (original scoring can be heard on The Romero's 1967 album for Mercury's Living Presence Series) in B minor with an orchestra arrangement by Gil Evans which is simply beautiful
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A very enjoyable album if you are in the mood for it. Certainly one of Mr. Davis' best. Interesting side note: Grace Slick listened to this album for 24 hours straight for inspiration.
Good album but IMO Miles' most overrated. There are many albums in both genres that do a better job of fusing genres or evoking Spanish themes.
A more classical style than his more famous jazz work. An album to play when I am in the right mood. The first track goes on a bit but creates a lot of mood.
Personally I prefer the jazz work. Bitches Brew is top of the tree for me.
Some great moments but I definitely prefer his more 'jazz/fusion' works i.e. Kind Of Blues, In A Silent Way, Milestones, Bitches Brew.
It’s a fine album but I don’t love it. I understand the Concierto de Aranjuez is a reinterpretation but it still feels to me a numbed-down version of the original classical concert oriented towards aesthetic. The whole album is to me an ode more of Spanish sound than that of feeling, but Spanish folk has a specific focus on the latter so the songs end up presenting a lively image of the country but not focusing on what I feel makes Spanish folk special. Listen to Paco de Lucia’s version of the Concierto de Aranjuez. The Saeta, on the other habd, is a good interpretation, keeping an essence of the genre and making it it’s own. So overall not fantastic, but still a nice listen.
Miles and Gil at their best collaboration.
The final track, solia, is stunning. Very good album