10 thoughts on “ Miles Davis Arranged And Conducted By Gil Evans Sketches Of Spain ”
Porgy and Bess was, in a sense, even more challenging because the score was so familiar. Miles, however, played so strikingly from inside the music that I'm convinced the Davis-Evans version of the score is the most expressive yet recorded. In Sketches from Spain, the two have gone on to challenge themselves even further.
Sketches of Spain is an album by Miles Davis, recorded between November and March at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City. An extended version of the second movement of Joaquín Rodrigo 's Concierto de Aranjuez () is included, as well as a piece called "Will o' the Wisp", from Manuel de Falla 's ballet El amor brujo (–).Genre: Third stream, orchestral jazz.
When Miles Davis entered into collaboration with Gil Evans for the recording of 'Sketches Of Spain' in , 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 .
In , Columbia Studio Recordings had released a box set which besides the masterpieces, featured outtakes and rarities of Miles Davis and Gil Evans.  On June 25, , The New York Times Magazine listed Gil Evans among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the Universal fire.
Jun 13, · He turned to Evans, and the resulting collaborations (Gil Evans talking about Miles and conducting him), most notably “Miles Ahead” (, in this stunning clip), “Porgy and Bess” (), and “Sketches of Spain” () (as well as Evans’ “Out of the Cool” from , very much in the same vein) are indeed among the greatest achievements of modern jazz.
Dec 24, · "Sketches of Spain" recorded in was the third project resulting from the long collaboration between Miles Davis and innovative master of orchestral arrangements Gil Evans. The album explores the musical styles of the Iberian Peninsula and has a distinctive feel quite different from any of Miles' other work, often described as something of a musical landmark.5/5(5).