Sketches Of Spain (album) by Miles Davis

Sketches Of Spain
Sketches Of Spain by Miles Davis
Year: 1960
Overall rank: 515th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 549 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1960 (2nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (63rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (515th)

Miles Davis bestography

Sketches Of Spain is ranked 4th best out of 104 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 30,846.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 549 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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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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85/100
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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70/100
From 04/14/2019 15:10
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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From 01/22/2019 21:55
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
From 07/09/2018 13:28
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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65/100
From 06/20/2018 14:17
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
From 05/17/2018 22:30
Miles and Gil at their best collaboration.
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80/100
From 05/07/2018 10:01
The final track, solia, is stunning. Very good album
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