Pop - Sketches of Spain (Miles Davis)
Auction HouseBooksDigital CodesConsumer Electronics & ComputersGamesLifestyleMovies & TV

Music

Toys
Sketches of Spain

Sketches of Spain


Columbia Records
~Miles Davis
Audio CD

Once bought, this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

5-15d Usually ships within 5-15 days.

Price: US$ 8.90

add to cart orsave for later
 

further info

Official Release Date Sep 23, 1997
Artist Miles Davis
Genre Pop
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0005494774
Item Code  0074646514221

track listing

1. Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
2. Will O' the Wisp
3. The Pan Piper
4. Saeta
5. Solea
6. Song of Our Country
7. Concierto De Aranjuez (Part One)
8. Concierto De Aranjuez (Part Two Ending)

description

Along with Kind of Blue, In a Silent Way, and Round About Midnight, Sketches of Spain is one of Miles Davis' most enduring and innovative achievements. Recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 -- after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band -- Miles teamed with British arranger Gil Evans for the third time. Davis brought Evans the album's signature piece, "Concierto de Aranjuez," after hearing a classical version of it at bassist Joe Mondragon's house. Evans was as taken with it as Miles and set about to create an entire album of material around it. The result is a masterpiece of modern art. On the "Concierto," Evans' arrangement provided an orchestra and jazz band -- Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and Elvin Jones -- the opportunity to record a classical work as it was. The piece, with its stunning colors and intricate yet transcendent adagio, played by Davis on a fl gelhorn with a Harmon mute, is one of the most memorable works to come from popular culture in the 20th century. Davis' control over his instrument is singular, and Evans' conducting is flawless. Also notable are "Saeta," with one of the most amazing technical solos of Davis' career, and the album's closer, "Solea," which is conceptually a narrative piece, based on an Andalusian folk song, about a woman who encounters the procession taking Christ to Calvary. She sings the narrative of his passion and the procession -- or parade -- with full brass accompaniment moves on. Cobb and Jones, with flamenco-flavored percussion, are particularly wonderful here, as they allow the orchestra to indulge in the lushly passionate arrangement Evans provided to accompany Davis, who was clearly at his most challenged here, though he delivers with grace and verve. Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience as one encounters a multitude of timbres, tonalities, and harmonic structures seldom found in the music called jazz. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

recommendations

useful links

Missing links? Please log in or create account to submit your link recommendations.

customer reviews

No reviews for Sketches of Spain yet.

Log in or create account to post your own reviews.

personal agent

Please send me an E-Mail when ...




Our privacy statement

tell a friend

Tell your friends about us. Enter as many E-Mail addresses as you like (seperated by ";").

Please login first

Our privacy statement

✕ 

Search

Searchadvanced search


215.6K
215.6K
29.5K
29.5K
1.1K
1.1K
7.1K
7.1K
SN: 226 | 1007 { 58 } | | WS: 1 |