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SKETCHES OF SPAIN

Miles Davis

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.90 | 103 ratings

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King Crimson776
5 stars One could already hear from Kind of Blue, Miles was bringing a certain Spanish influence into his composition. It comes out in full form here as Miles gives a jazzy rendition of the classical piece Concierto de Aranjuez. This track is the centerpiece of the album and truly a masterpiece, Miles is probably the only guy who could take a classical piece, turn it into jazz, and make it better than the original. This track was also at the time one of the best fusions of jazz and classical yet achieved, arguably ever achieved. Some of his most lyrical playing is featured on this album, and he gives an excellent and possibly definitive version of Will o' the Wisp. Gil Evans original compositions The Pan Piper, Saeta, and Solea are some of the best material Miles has worked with as well. Another masterpiece album from Miles in a row, this should be owned by anyone with an interest in art music. 5 stars for being more progressive than any rock band could ever be.
King Crimson776 | 5/5 |

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