Having seen this album mentioned in The Shot (Philip Kerr), I ordered it and was blown away by its sparse beauty. I was already familiar with the guitar originals, but the trumpet-led jazz versions are something else.
My first ever Miles Davis albu, since when I've already bought my second...
Without Concierto de Aranjuez I would have given Sketches of Spain 4 stars but with it......Yep its 5 lovely stars. Gil Evans & Miles Davis interpretation of music is just wonderful. The first 4 minutes of Concierto de Aranjuez may be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.
This recording is Miles Davis's brilliant interpretation of Rodrigo's 'Concerto De Aranjuez'. I first heard 'sketches Of Spain' in the early 60's and loved it. The arrangement is extraordinary and any one who listens to Miles Davis should have this recording in their collection.
so far this is the moodiest album by Davis. My favourite - really captures something distinct. Certainly spanish in influence and would recommend to those who have not sampled Davis so far... not at all hard work.