A double album tribute to Miles Davis' seminal Sketches of Spain featuring Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Ron Carter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and many more!
A Journey Into the Spanish Soul of Miles Davis, conceived and produced by Grammy-nominated saxophonist Bob Belden.
In May of 2010, a group of Miles Davis alumni, New York’s finest Latin Jazz players, and a contingent of exceptional Spanish musicians, gathered at Sear Sound Studios in Manhattan for an unprecedented recording event.
MILES ESPANOL travels more deeply than ever before into the connective tissue between the jazz innovations of Miles Davis and the modern masters who performed in his bands; and the dramatic, romantic soul of Spanish, Latin and Moorish traditional and contemporary music. The double album is split into two parts.
The first, new interpretations and arrangements of Miles classics from Sketches Of Spain (“Concierto de Aranjuez”, “Saeta/Pan Piper, “Solea”) Kind Of Blue (“Flamenco Sketches”), and Someday My Price Will Come (“Teo” aka “Teo/Neo”.)
The second, new compositions by principals in the sessions—Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Ron Carter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, etc.—that enhance and extend the musical concepts into the multicultural language of 21st Century Jazz.
ReviewsThe album is an extension and elaboration on one of the most famous jazz albums of all time: Miles Davis and Gil Evans' legendary Sketches Of Spain. That album is the third-best-selling album in the Miles Davis catalog, only surpassed by Kind Of Blue and Bitches Brew.