NICHOLAS PAYTON

Sketches of Spain

2014-02-28

In 1960, Miles Davis and Gil Evans released the album Sketches of Spain. Listeners didn't know what made it jazz, but they knew they liked it, and the album is now considered a classic.

53 years later (2013) Nicholas Payton has released a cover version of Sketches of Spain. Payton is an acknowledged master musician and Grammy winner. He does a fine job here.

Perhaps this will prompt some Nicholas Payton fans to explore the works of Miles Davis, and if so, that will be a good thing. There isn't much to add.

---Gerald Etkind

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