Sketches Of Spain (2CD SET)

Artist: Miles Davis
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143493850
Cat No: NOT2CD385


When Miles Davis entered into collaboration with Gil Evans for the recording of ‘Sketches Of Spain’ in 1959, the duo had already been responsible for the albums ‘Miles Ahead’ and ‘Porgy And Bess’ which had paired the trumpeter with a large ensemble arranged and conducted by the mercurial Evans. ‘Spain’ became a further extension of a marriage seemingly made in heaven as Davis revelled in settings tailor-made for him by a man totally sympathetic to his needs. But we should view this music as a departure from the norm, for, although it was produced in a live situation on occasion, Davis’ conventional outlet was the small group, two of which you can hear on our second disc – ‘Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants’. If ever a listener wanted an example of Miles Davis in contrasting settings they could not do better than devour the music these two albums offer.


Also available on Vinyl

CD 1 Sketches Of Spain

1. Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio)

2. Will O’ The Wisp

3. The Pan Piper

4. Saeta

5. Solea

Total Playing Time: Approx 41 minutes

Original Album Produced By Teo Macero And Irving Townsend
Arrangements By Gil Evans
Recorded November 15th, 1959 & March 10th, 1960
At Columbia 30th Street Stucio, New York, NY
Originally Released On Columbia Records (CL 1480)

Personnel Includes:

Miles Davis — Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Johnny Coles — Trumpet
Bill Barber — Tuba
James Buffington — French Horn
John Barrows — French Horn
Earl Chapin — French Horn
Albert Block — Flute
Eddie Caine — Flute, Flugelhorn
Danny Bank — Bass Clarinet
Paul Chambers — Bass
Jimmy Cobb — Drums

CD 2 Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants

1. The Man I Love

2. Swing Spring

3. ‘Round Midnight

4. Bemsha Swing

5. The Man I Love

Original Album Produced By Bob Weinstock
Recorded December 24th, 1954 & October 26th, 1956
At Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Originally Released On Prestige Records (PRLP 7150)

Total Playing Time: Approx 41 minutes

Miles Davis – Trumpet
Milt Jackson – Vibraphone
Thelonious Monk – Piano
Percy Heath – Bass
Kenny Clarke – Drums

Personnel On “‘Round Midnight”:
Miles Davis – Trumpet
John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone
Philly Joe Jones – Drums
Red Garland – Piano
Paul Chambers – Bass