MILES DAVIS Sketches Of Spain 1960s UK CBS *STEREO* PRESS - NEAR MINT
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May 30, 2016 End Date
May 20, 2016 Start Date
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MILES DAVIS Sketches Of Spain 1960s UK CBS *STEREO* PRESS - NEAR MINT

MILES DAVIS
Sketches Of Spain

UK CBS (SBPG 62327) LATE 1960s *STEREO* PRESSING
AN OUTSTANDING COPY - BARELY PLAYED AND DELIVERING EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN SOUND

PRESSED WITH SOLID ORANGE CBS LABELS
MARTIX: SBPG 62327 A3 / SBPG 62327 B2
THE RECORD IS HOUSED IN A FRONT LAMINATED SLEEVE WITH GOLD *STEREO* STICKER “Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London W11. Patent Pending” WITH MISCREDIT “Sketches From Spain” ON THE SPINE
COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL DIE-CUT CBS ADVERTISING INNER SLEEVE

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 1959 and March 1960 — after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band — Davis teamed with Canadian arranger Gil Evans for the third time.
Davis brought Evans the album's signature piece, "Concierto de Aranjuez," after hearing a classical version of it at bassist Joe Mondragon's house. Evans was as taken with it as Davis was, and set about to create an entire album of material around it.
The result is a masterpiece of modern art.
On the "Concierto," Evans' arrangement provided an orchestra and jazz band — Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, and Elvin Jones — the opportunity to record a classical work as it was. The piece, with its stunning colours and intricate yet transcendent adagio, played by Davis on a flügelhorn with a Harmon mute, is one of the most memorable works to come from popular culture in the 20th century.
Davis' control over his instrument is singular, and Evans' conducting is flawless.
Also notable are "Saeta," with one of the most amazing technical solos of Davis' career, and the album's closer, "Solea," which is conceptually a narrative piece, based on an Andalusian folk song, about a woman who encounters the procession taking Christ to Calvary. She sings the narrative of his passion and the procession — or parade — with full brass accompaniment moving along. Cobb and Jones, with flamenco-flavored percussion, are particularly wonderful here, as they allow the orchestra to indulge in the lushly passionate arrangement Evans provided to accompany Davis, who was clearly at his most challenged here, though he delivers with grace and verve.
Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience, as one encounters a multitude of timbres, tonalities, and harmonic structures seldom found in the music called jazz

Side 1:
Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (16:14)
Will O' The Wisp (3:48)
Side 2:
The Pan Piper (3:57)
Saeta (4:57)
Solea (12:08)

LABELS: NEAR MINT
Clean, unmarked labels with just a couple of light spindle traces
VINYL Visual: NEAR MINT
Both surfaces shine like new
VINYL Audio: NEAR MINT
Plays beautifully throughout with exceptionally clean sound - very highly recommended indeed
SLEEVE: NEAR MINT
Crisp, clean, sharp and fresh - a really fine example

POST & PACKING:
A PROTECTIVE POLY SLEEVE, NEW ANTI-STATIC LINER, QUALITY BOX (NOT ENVELOPE) MAILER AND AMPLE STIFFENERS ARE ALWAYS USED TO ENSURE THAT YOUR RECORD ARRIVES SAFELY
UK: FREE (2nd class standard)
UK: £9.00 (Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day by 1pm)
EUROPE: Airmail: £14.00 (International Signed For delivery)
INTERNATIONAL: Airmail: £17.00 (International Signed For delivery)

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