Miles Español: New Sketches of Spain

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Producer Bob Belden has turned reinventing the music of Miles Davis into a cottage industry, taking Davis to India for 2008's Miles from India, and more recently Belden has given us Asiento, which re-imagined Bitches Brew as a slice of electronica. Now he gives us Miles Español, which finds Belden pairing veterans of Davis' various bands with musicians from Spain, Morocco, and Latin America on classic tracks from Davis' Sketches of Spain and Kind of Blue albums. Hearing Davis compositions with oud, bassoon, accordion, and bongos is certainly exotic and interesting, but one longs for the elegant, stately grace of the original albums.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Producer Bob Belden has turned reinventing the music of Miles Davis into a cottage industry, taking Davis to India for 2008's Miles from India, and more recently Belden has given us Asiento, which re-imagined Bitches Brew as a slice of electronica. Now he gives us Miles Español, which finds Belden pairing veterans of Davis' various bands with musicians from Spain, Morocco, and Latin America on classic tracks from Davis' Sketches of Spain and Kind of Blue albums. Hearing Davis compositions with oud, bassoon, accordion, and bongos is certainly exotic and interesting, but one longs for the elegant, stately grace of the original albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923210429
  • Catalog Number: 2104
  • Sales rank: 63,263

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concierto de Aranjuez (9:25)
  2. 2 Trampolin (10:02)
  3. 3 Just Three Miles (9:37)
  4. 4 Duende (4:50)
  5. 5 Fantasia Por Miles y Gil (5:29)
  6. 6 Broto y Cayo (4:22)
  7. 7 Paisaje Urbano (4:06)
  8. 8 Saeta/Pan Piper (7:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Spantango (10:25)
  2. 2 Flamenco Sketches (7:09)
  3. 3 Tirititran Catalan (4:55)
  4. 4 El Swing (7:01)
  5. 5 Momento (5:14)
  6. 6 Teo/Neo (8:58)
  7. 7 Beautiful Love (7:31)
  8. 8 Solea (7:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Belden Marimbas, Timpani
Ron Carter Bass
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Sonny Fortune Flute
Eddie Gomez Bass
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Piano
John Scofield Guitar
Rabih Abou-Khalil Oud
John Clark French Horn
Tim Hagans Trumpet
Jerry Gonzalez Percussion, Conga, Flugelhorn
Adam Rudolph Tabla, Caxixi, Cajon, Sintir, Qarqaba
Jorge Pardo Flute
Alex Acuña Percussion, Bongos, Drums, Maracas, Bells, Cajon, Quinto
Carles Benavent Bass
John Benítez Bass
Chick Corea Piano
Sammy Figueroa Percussion, Conga, Ganza
Scott Kinsey Synthesizer
Lou Marini Flute, Bass Flute
Michael Rabinowitz Bassoon
John Riley Timpani
Antonio Sanchez Drums
Vince Wilburn Jr. Drums
Mike Williams Trumpet
Chano Domínguez Piano
Luisito Quintero Conga
Charles Pillow English Horn, Oboe
Edsel Gomez Piano
Jaco Abel Guitar
Dominick Farinacci Trumpet
Victor Prieto Accordion
Cristina Pato Bagpipes
Edmar Castaneda Harp
Brahim Fribgame Dumbek, Cajon
Niño Joseles Guitar
Technical Credits
Joaquín Rodrigo Composer
Bob Belden Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Miles Davis Composer
Jack DeJohnette Composer
John Scofield Composer
Rabih Abou-Khalil Composer
Wayne King Composer
Adam Rudolph Composer
Jorge Pardo Composer
Alex Acuña Composer
Chick Corea Composer
Gil Evans Composer
Richard King Engineer
Robert Sadin Producer
Victor Young Composer
Doug Ramsey Liner Notes
Carl Talbot Mastering
Edsel Gomez Composer
Traditional Composer
Eli Cane Executive Producer
Brett Leonard Engineer
Egbert van Alstyne Composer
Chuck Mitchell Executive Producer
Gonzalo Julio Gonzalez Fonseca Composer
Niño Joseles Composer
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