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  1. Get Miles Davis Updates! Sketches Of Spain July 18, George Avakian, who was in charge of an ethnic music series at Columbia directed by the ethno-musicologist Alan Lomax, especially wanted Gil Evans to work with flamenco because of his knowledge of Spanish composers.
  2. Along with Kind of Blue, In a Silent Way, and Round About Midnight, Sketches of Spain is one of Miles Davis' most enduring and innovative achievements. Recorded between November and March -- after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band -- Davis teamed with Canadian arranger Gil Evans for the third time/
  3. Nov 08,  · Sketches of Spain is in my book Miles' 2nd-finest work (after Bitches Brew). That makes it one of the greatest pieces of musik out there! A word on remastered CD's: as is unfortunately often the case, remastering is a marketing con which is detrimental to the original intended experience of the musik/5(K).
  4. Sep 16,  · Sketches of Spain is perhaps one of the absolute best collaborations between Miles Davis and Gil Evans. The lush orchestration is juxtaposed with Miles' sublime playing bringing out the desperation in the music, the laughter, and the folk dance nature - all at appropriate times/5().

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