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The conception of Sketches Of Spain can be placed in the most melodic era of Miles Daviss work, being one of his most accessible and less improvisational albums which broke out of the constraints of Jazz as a genre.
This is one of the four albums where Miles and Gil Evans collaborated with a small orchestra of horns and percussion.
Sketches of Spain is fueled by Spanish melodies - El Concierto de Arajuez by Joaquín Rodrigo and El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla - that fascinated Davis to the point he needed to get into them and go beyond, with Evans constructing a musical painting of a land to which he had never ventured.
As Miles said, "Its music, and I like it". Now available in glorious mono.
1. Concierto de Aranjuez
2. Will O' The Wisp
1. The Pan Piper