Monday, 13 February 2012

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

In case you've been living under a rock for the past 70 years and don't know who this guy is, Miles Davis is one of the greatest and influential jazz musicians of all time. This trumpeter has a plethora of albums in his discography over the course of his very long career spanning several decades. Every one has a favourite. For some it may be Kind of Blue, and for others it mitch be Bitches Brew )awesome name, I know). This one is mine. Not entirely sure why. To me, this is by far the most beautiful sounding jazz album I've ever heard. This album features quite a large orchestra conducted by Gil Evans. This album is a modal latin jazz style. Never has an album ever painted such a clear picture in my mind. I can vividly picture the rain in spain falling mostly on the plains. The most ambitious track, Concierto de Aranjuez, is certainly the most memorable at a lengthy 16 minutes. Davis pulls of a wonderful performance, perfectly mixing with the orchestra. Seriously, this is a must for any jazz lover/enthusiast.

9 out of 10 people will like this.


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