A brooding, brilliant recording
New England Pat | Virginia, USA | 07/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Miles Davis magic trumpet pays hommage to Joaquin Rodrigo's beautiful "Concierto de Aranjuez" on one his best albums in his storied career. Davis and the castanets give Rodrigo's famous classical work a wide array of rich tonal modes and colors that take this opus to another level. The haunting "Solea" is another wonderful piece in this session, with Davis' trumpet expressing the loneliness and sorrow as would a flamenco singer, accompanied by a jaunty bass line that gives this track so much appeal. A very nice fusion of sorts of jazz and flamenco music by the great Miles Davis and arranger Gil Evans."