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  • Audio CD (10 Jan. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B004I9O1AY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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When Miles Davis entered into collaboration with Gil Evans for the recording of 'Sketches Of Spain' in 1959, the duo had already been responsible for the albums 'Miles Ahead' and 'Porgy And Bess' which had paired the trumpeter with a large ensemble arranged and conducted by the mercurial Evans. 'Spain' became a further extension of a marriage seemingly made in heaven as Davis revelled in settings tailor-made for him by a man totally sympathetic to his needs. But we should view this music as a departure from the norm, for, although it was produced in a live situation on occasion, Davis' conventional outlet was the small group, two of which you can hear on our second disc - 'Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants'. If ever a listener wanted an example of Miles Davis in contrasting settings they could not do better than devour the music these two albums offer.

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By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jan. 2011
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Miles Dewey Davis III (1926-1991) the American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer was widely considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. Miles Davis was at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. This album took him yet another direction and one which showed the versatility of his playing. Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain" recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City brings together Davis with arranger and composer Gil Evans, with whom he had collaborated on several other projects, on a program of compositions largely derived from the Spanish folk tradition. The five compositions with a huge orchestral backing are amongst the most famous of his performances. As one might say today they have that "wow" factor. The album was originally well received and its release now as part of a 2 CD set by Not Now music will be a sought after event. Released by Columbia Records in 1960. The sound quality is excellent and the running time of this album is approx 41 minutes. The pairing of "Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants" is a perfect alternative being the traditional small group. Made up of sessions dating from 1954 & 1956 for Prestige Records. Most of the album comes from a session on 24 December 1954, but "'Round Midnight" is from the sessions by Davis's new quintet in 1956 which resulted in Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and three other albums to fulfil Davis's contract with Prestige Records. The recordings feature Milt Jackson-Vibraphones; Thelonious Monk-piano; Percy Heath-Bass & Kenny Clarke-drums. "Round Midnight" has John Coltrane-tenor sax; Philly Joe Jones-drums; Red Garland- piano & Paul Chambers-bass.Read more ›
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Of course 'Sketches of Spain' is a well known masterpiece, but included on this CD is an earlier recording called 'Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants'. It was a poll winners group that included Milt Jackson and Thelonious Monk, and to this day rumours persist of a punch up in the studio between Miles and Thelonious! Be what may, there was obviously a strained atmosphere going on that led to some wonderful jazz!
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Just a great epic. It made me think of Orpheus in the underworld. Good price, great music and already treasured.
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Classic album at a good price
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