Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain - 1960 Jazz Stereo - Sealed 180 Grm LP
Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain
Label: Columbia 88875111931, / We Are Vinyl
Legacy 88875111931, Sony Music 88875111931
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 Gram
Recorded November 20, 1959 and March 10-11, 1960 in New York.
Originally released April 1960.
(Cat# CL-1480 mono/CS-8271 stereo)
This Release: 16 Oct 2015
Style: Contemporary Jazz, Modal
A1 Concerto De Aranjuez 16:19
A2 Will O' The Wisp 3:47
B1 The Pan Piper 3:52
B2 Saeta 5:06
B3 Solea 12:15
Arranged By, Conductor - Gil Evans
Bass - Paul Chambers
Bassoon - Jack Knitzer
Clarinet - Harold Feldman
Clarinet [Bass] - Danny Bank , Harold Feldman
Co-producer - Irving Townsend
Drums - Jimmy Cobb
Flute - Al Block , Eddie Caine , Harold Feldman
Flute [Alto] - Danny Bank
French Horn - Earl Chapin , Jim Buffington , Joe Singer , John Barrows , Tony Miranda
Harp - Janet Putnam
Oboe - Harold Feldman , Romeo Penque
Percussion - Elvin Jones , Jimmy Cobb , Jose Mangual
Producer - Teo Macero
Trombone - Frank Rehak , Dick Hixon
Trumpet - Bernie Glow , Ernie Royal , Johnny Coles , Louis R. Mucci , Miles Davis , Taft Gordon
Tuba - Bill Barber , James McAllister
DETAILS: ...........THE UNIQUELY CREATIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN MILES DAVIS AND GIL EVANS HAS ALREADY RESULTED IN TWO EXTRAORDINARILY EVOCATIVE COLUMBIA ALBUMS - THIS ALBUM IS NO EXCEPTION
Sketches of Spain wasn't the first jazz adaptation of a classical composition. A.B. Spellman, you know that Duke Ellington did it a few times. Art Tatum and Fats Waller loved playing the classics in the jazz style, as did many stride pianists and other jazz musicians over the years. But Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis and Gil Evans is different.
Sketches of Spain holds a unique place in the pantheon of jazz classics. On the opening cut, Gil Evans maintains a true fidelity to the original composition, which is "Concierto De Aranjuez." The mood that he establishes makes us feel like we're on a hill in Andalusia, watching the goings-on's of a gypsy camp. At the same time, there's this cool-bop lyricism that's all Miles Davis with its tone bubbles blasting around the place and all.
Gil Evans' orchestration is as original and as sensitive as Miles' solos. Evans once remarked that Miles had the only truly original trumpet sound since Louis Armstrong, and that point is well exemplified on this composition here, because the sound is tailored to fit Davis as impeccably as one of his suits. And the man could wear a suit.
"The Pan Piper" by Miles Davis & Gil Evans
sounds like Salvador Dali with eyes closed.
|Format||LP, 180 Gram|