Sketches Of Spain

46383 of 5 stars

£ 19.99


The crown jewel of the epic Evans / Davis triptych that began with 'Miles Ahead' and 'Porgy and Bess', 'Sketches of Spain' is as emotionally compelling as any performance in the trumpeter's remarkable body of works. Combining as it does the emotional gravity of two cultures - the deep song of flamenco music and the rich lament of the blues - 'Sketches of Spain' is a musical hybrid of enormous power and beauty. Gil Evans' immense canvas of orchestral colours inspires some of Davis' most deeply felt solo flights. He paints vast vistas of velvety, shimmering night sounds, and through it all runs the mountainous backbone of Spain's native rhythms and chants. The centrepiece of 'Sketches of Spain' is the Evans / Davis treatment of the second movement of Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez'. Evans' charts engage davis in a shifting, insistent dialogue, italicising the trumpeter's subtle variations and timbral ecstasies with magnificent orchestral flourishes.

Concierto De Aranjuez
Will O' The Wisp
The Pan Piper
Format: LP
Label: Columbia Legacy Sony Music
Catalogue numbers: 88875111931

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Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-8 88751 11931 4
Label Code-LC 00162
Matrix / Runout-13550 1A 88875111931 84779 1A MOVLP029
Matrix / Runout-13550 1B 88875111931 84779 1B MOVLP029
Matrix / Runout-13550-1A 88875111931
Matrix / Runout-13550 2B 88875111931
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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