Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
GEOGRAPHY WEEK (JANUARY 8-14, 2012)
I fully acknowledge Miles Davis as a musical genius and his playing here is spectacular, but I just don't listen to Sketches Of Spain as much as I probably should. I'm a fan, but I have to be in exactly the right frame of mind to listen to it properly. And even then, it must be listened to at a relatively loud volume with headphones in order to catch all the subtle nuances. A modern masterpiece, it has placed on many top album of all time lists since its release. Groundbreaking stuff, typical Miles.
Tracks: Concierto De Aranjuez is my favorite track with Will O' The Wisp a close second.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I remember buying this at a Plano-area CD store around 1990 and thinking how hip I was for buying Miles Davis instead of Wilson Phillips.
Previously revisited for the blog:
Panthalassa: The Remixes (1999)
This Is Jazz, Vol. 8: Miles Davis Acoustic (1996)
Live Around The World (1996)
Music from Siesta (1987)
Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall (1961)