Sketches Of Spain (studio album) by Miles Davis

Sketches Of Spain by Miles Davis
Year: 1960
Overall rank: 470th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 630 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1960 (1st)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (59th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (470th)

Miles Davis bestography

Sketches Of Spain is ranked 4th best out of 114 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 27,869.

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82/100 (from 630 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.6/100, a mean average of 80.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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80/100
From 07/19/2022 09:09
A fantastic jazz album that has hints of a Spanish influence scattered across all its tracks making for one of his most unique albums he has made. Miles Davis still leads the line on his trumpet on these brilliant compositions with the record opening on its strongest one with Concierto De Aranjuez: Adagio. This is a 16 minute epic that really gets you in the feel for the music and soundscape we are about to experience. The music has an incredibly grand feel to it which is mainly due to the large ensemble that is present on this record. This makes for an extremely layered and complex release which is a lot of fun to explore. All the instrumental performances are amazing and the quality of the musicians is really put on display for us to see. Despite this, the music can feel a little slow at times and the music does take a while to build up. Also, I feel like they under used some of the talent on here by bringing in so many performers, as you lose a bit of the personality and connection you get with other records. Overall, a unique record in Miles Davis discography and one that is worth coming back to for its vibrant nature and grand feel it gives you.
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85/100
From 04/24/2022 12:54
I like the spanish flavour of this album.
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From 01/01/2022 16:37
This is an essential Miles album, an orchestral work, with sources from classical and world music and brought into the jazz domain.
A thoroughly composed and arranged, with no improvisational parts included. The larger band is also devoid of normal jazz rhymic accompaniment.
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80/100
From 11/11/2020 17:40
O clima é extraordinário, a orquestra agrega muito!
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85/100
From 10/02/2020 04:18
84/100

Best tracks: Concierto De Aranjuez, Saeta
Worst track: The Pan Piper

Another fantastic release from the legend himself, and one of my personal favourites!
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90/100
From 06/23/2020 17:41
Sketches of Spain is essential Miles Davis and essential jazz in general. I love the orchestral arrangements, it makes the songs sound massive.
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85/100
From 04/17/2020 00:20
Highlights:

Solea
Saeta
Will O' The Wisp
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70/100
From 02/29/2020 06:11
“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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From 08/14/2019 18:16
Really good.

Favorites: Concierto De Aranjuez, Solea.
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From 04/20/2019 15:12
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.
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