Sketches of Spain [Bonus Tracks]

Sketches of Spain [Bonus Tracks]

by Miles DavisMiles Davis

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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The last full-fledged collaboration between trumpeter Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans is as extraordinary as their acclaimed earlier works, Miles Ahead and Porgy and Bess. In fact, Sketches of Spain contains some of Davis's most expressive horn work: The melancholy nature of the Iberian-style material, and Evans's deeply felt writing, inspire a palpably mournful sound from the master trumpeter. "Saeta," in particular, features a wrenching Davis solo whose display of naked emotion is almost too painful to bear yet too compelling to turn away from. The album's centerpiece, an adaptation of Roderigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez," strikingly sets Evans's dramatic tonal colors off Davis's yearning melodic statements. Supported by an expanded jazz ensemble, and sharing the spotlight with another creative genius, Davis is still able to turn Sketches of Spain into one of his most personal and most triumphant projects.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646514221
catalogNumber: 65142
Rank: 1018

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miles Davis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flageolet,Flugelhorn
Johnny Coles   Trumpet
Elvin Jones   Percussion
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Frank Rehak   Trombone
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Danny Bank   Bass,Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Billy Barber   Tuba
John Barrows   French Horn
Albert Block   Flute
James Buffington   Horn,French Horn,fender rhodes
Eddie Caine   Flute,Flugelhorn
Paul Chambers   Bass
Earl Chapin   French Horn
Gil Evans   Conductor
Harold Feldman   Clarinet,Flute,Flugelhorn,Oboe
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Jack Knitzer   Bassoon
Jose Mangual   Percussion
Jimmy McAllister   Tuba
Tony Miranda   French Horn
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Romeo Penque   Oboe
Janet Putnam   Harp
Dick Hixon   Trombone
Joe Singer   French Horn
Block   Flute,Tuba,Flugelhorn,Oboe
Billy Ray Barber   Tuba

Technical Credits

Manuel de Falla   Composer
Joaquín Rodrigo   Composer
Frank Rehak   Contributor
Steven Berkowitz   Director,Reissue Series
John Barrows   Contributor
James Buffington   Contributor
Mino Cinelu   Composer
Gil Evans   Arranger
Kevin Gore   Director,Reissue Series
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Teo Macero   Producer
Jimmy McAllister   Contributor
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Phil Schaap   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Vernon Smith   Contributor
Irving Townsend   Producer
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Tom "Curly" Ruff   Engineer
Seth Rothstein   Director
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Nicholas Bennett   Packaging Manager

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