Sketches of Spain

Miles Davis


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Sketches of Spain was Miles Davis and Gil Evansâ third conceptual album (they had

worked together back in the late 1940s on the celebrated âBirth of the Coolâ nonet

sessions and would record their first conceptual LP Miles Ahead in 1957, followed

by their adaptation of George Gershwinâs music for Porgy and Bess in 1958). The

trumpeter stated in his autobiography that the whole thing came out of listening to

Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigoâs âConcierto de Aranjuezâ. Even though the slow

movement of âConcierto de Aranjuezâ was the main feature of the album (Miles and Gil

later performed it live at Carnegie Hall), its original composer, Joaquín Rodrigo, wasnât

pleased with the Davis-Evans version. As Miles stated: âI liked the record and thought

everybody played well on it and that Gil had arranged his ass off, but it didnât have a

large impact on me. Joaquin Rodrigo, the composer of Concierto de Aranjuez, said he

didnât like the record, and he âhis composition âwas the reason I did Sketches of Spain

in the first place. Since he was getting a royalty for the use of the song on the record, I

told this person who had played it for him, âLetâs see if he likes it after he starts getting

those big royalty checksâ. I never heard anything about or from him after that.â Despite

Joaquín Rodrigoâs reaction, Sketches of Spain was extremely successful from the start.

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Media Musik     LP   (LP VINYL)
Udgave High quality edition
Released 21/02-2020
EAN/UPC 8436569194652
Label MATCHBALL RECORDS
Cat. no. MBR29028
Genre Jazz
Dimensions 314 × 314 × 3 mm
Weight (estimated) 300 g