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Sketches of Spain


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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