Miles Davis's 1960 masterpiece Sketches of Spain is one of his most visionary and enduring accomplishments. It stands as one of the most successful bridges between the worlds of jazz, and folklori
A Masterpeice Remastered of Mood and Flamenco Flavors from Miles Davis Lush and lonesome, poignant and piercing, Miles's 1960 masterpiece Sketches of Spain is one of his most visionary and enduring accomplishments: a study in darkness and light, sustained melancholy and evocative arrangements. In essence a brass-woodwind-and-rhythm updating of flamenco standards as well as Joaquin Rodrigo's classic "Concierto de Aranjuez", Sketches was the culmination of his legendary collaborations with arranger Gil Evans, with Miles's raw, romantic solos (played on trumpet as well as flugelhorn) serving as the perfect foil to Evans's rich, cinematic soundscapes.
To call Sketches a landmark of 20th Century culture is no understatement. It today stands as one of the most successful bridges between the worlds of jazz, folkloric and classical music: a universally popular and timelessly modern achievement, one of the few jazz titles in Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time.
A High-Definition Remix of a Classic Not often do French horns and flutes blend and shimmer with such clarity; rarely has a muted trumpet sounded so fully defined and delicate. This Virtual 360° Headphone Surround version of Sketches was remixed personally by Head Monster Noel Lee, in HDS High Definition Headphone Surround and offered exclusively with Trumpet. With Monster HDHS, you will experience Miles and Sketches like never before.
"When I first heard the Monster remix of Sketches, I actually felt like I was sitting right there in the middle of the orchestra," adds Vince Wilburn, Jr., Miles Davis's nephew and drummer during the 1980s. "I know how that can be, sitting in that sweet spot, behind the drum kit -- it's very emotional and this remix recreates that feeling."