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Sketches Of Spain (album) by Miles Davis

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Sketches Of Spain
Sketches Of Spain by Miles Davis (1960)
Overall rank: 528th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 505 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 1960 (1st)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (64th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (528th)

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Miles Davis bestography

Sketches Of Spain is ranked 4th best out of 100 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 48,236.

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Sketches Of Spain track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickConcierto De Aranjuez
 86/100 (87 votes)
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2.Will O' The Wisp
 83/100 (69 votes)
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3.The Pan Piper
 82/100 (61 votes)
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4.Saeta
 83/100 (74 votes)
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5.Solea
 85/100 (74 votes)
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Sketches Of Spain rankings

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85/100
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From Madrocker 3 days ago
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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65/100
From Fischman
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.
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70/100
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.
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80/100
Some great moments but I definitely prefer his more 'jazz/fusion' works i.e. Kind Of Blues, In A Silent Way, Milestones, Bitches Brew.
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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.
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90/100
Miles and Gil at their best collaboration.
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80/100
From Johnnyo
The final track, solia, is stunning. Very good album
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While Concierto De Aranjuez is all kinds of epic, the two shorter songs that follow are what make this an all-time classic.
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MDs beat work imo. Beats kind of blue and bitches brew!
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