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Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain 2CD

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The conception of 'Sketches Of Spain' in 1960 can be placed in the 'most melodic era' of Miles Davis. It is one of his most accessible and less improvisational albums, some even outclassed it from the reigns of Jazz.

This is one of the four albums where Miles and Gil Evans (arranger & conductor) were together with a small orchestra of horns and percussion, and it was fueled by Spanish melodies that fascinated Davis to the point he needed to get into them and go beyond: "El Concierto de Arajuez" by Joaquí­n Rodrigo and "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla.

Davis and Evans put something together that every single music lover should possess, a sketch of some place he'd never been to. As Miles said, "It's music, and I like it".

Not only contains the album in gloriously warm remastered sound, it also features the complete studio sessions with a total of 'Sketches of Spain' is one of Miles Davis' most enduring and innovative achievements.

Recorded in November 1959, Davis teamed with Canadian 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 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 the opportunity to record a classical work as it was. The piece 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," based on an Andalusian folk song, about a woman who encounters the procession taking Christ to Calvary.

This set includes the original album along with rehearsal and alternate takes previously heard only on the 1996 set Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings, plus the only piece ever performed live by Miles with Gil - "Concierto de Aranjuez" performed at Carnegie Hall on May 19, 1961. The package offers rare photos, correspondence, and clippings including the 1960 HiFi/Stereo Review article by Nat Hentoff describing the Nov. 15, 1959 recording session.

Amidst a demand for iconic records and resurgence of vinyl sales comes the "Classic Album" series, a 2CD product line focused on the jewels of the Sony Music catalogue.

We are taking the critically acclaimed Legacy Edition versions of these albums, many out of print, and creating high quality mini vinyl replicas, similar to the much-loved Japanese paper sleeves. 2CD gatefold digi-pack, Black polycarbonate discs (to mimic vinyl look), Booklet, Obi strip, Inner CD wallets, Plastic outer sleeve

 
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2CD gatefold digi-pack, Black polycarbonate discs (to mimic vinyl look), Booklet, Obi strip, Inner CD wallets, Plastic outer sleeve
 
TRACKLISTING
 
CD1
 
1. Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio - Miles Davis
2. Will O' the Wisp - Miles Davis
3. The Pan Piper - Miles Davis
4. Saeta - Miles Davis
5. Solea - Miles Davis
6. Song of Our Country - Miles Davis
 
CD2
 
 1. The Maids of Cadiz - Miles Davis & Gil Evans
 2. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio) - Miles Davis / Gil Evans
 3. Concierto De Aranjuez, Pt. 1 (Adagio) - Miles Davis / Gil Evans
 4. Concierto De Aranjuez, Pt. 2 (Adagio) - Miles Davis / Gil Evans
 5. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio) - Miles Davis
 6. The Pan Piper - Miles Davis / Gil Evans
 7. Song of Our Country - Miles Davis / Gil Evans 
 8. Song of Our Country - Miles Davis / Gil Evans
 9. Saeta - Miles Davis / Gil Evans
10. ConciertodeAranjuez(Adagio)-MilesDavis
11. Teo-MilesDavis
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