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.
Miles Davis - Sketches Of Spain - LP
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