Sketches of Spain
How cool was Miles Davis? Cool enough to create jazz music so
powerful it moved even anti-jazz consumers. His music is
considered some of the most striking and inventive in history.
Just five years after his death in September of 1992, his
music is regarded with as much respect as Bach's or Beethoven's
and will be remembered for just as long.
Sketches of Spain has finally been re-issued on CD in its
original form with one previously unreleased track, "Song
of Our Country" and outtakes of the album's centerpiece,
"Concierto De Aranjuez," whose Spanish style brass, harps, bassoon and
percussion encapsulate the essence of Spain and magnify it
to such extremes that you feel as if all you've ever
known is Madrid.
One in the award-winning series arranged and conducted by
the then underrated Gil Evans, Spain is a beautiful recreation of the
country of the same name.