Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Sketches of Spain Revisited

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Sketches of Spain Revisited

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Orbert Davis - Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - Chamber Ensemble

Sketches Of Spain Revisited

3Sixteen Records CD 31607

Orbert Davis (dir, solo tp) Kendgrick Pullums (fl, alto fl, picc) Steve Eisen (fl, alto fl, solo ts) Somerlic DePasquale (oboe) Anna Najoom (cl) Michael Salter (b-cl) David Spencer (tp, flgn) Jessica Pearce (fr-hn) Henry Salgado (tb) Michael Hogg (tuba) Talia Pavia, Kate Carter (vln) Lynn LaPlante-Allaway (viola) Ellen Frolichstein (cello) Leandro Lopez Varady (p) Stewart Miller (b) Ernie Adams (d, cajon, doumbek, perc) Suzzanne Osman (doumbek, oad) Sarah Allen (timpani) Jonathan Reed (snare drum, triangle). Chicago, IL

Concierto De Aranjuez/Muerte Del Matador/EI Moreno/El Albaicin/Solea. TT 44:55

This is a very interesting disc. First of all, it is far from a copy of the famous Miles Davis and Gil Evans collaboration. The first tune, "Concierto de Aranjuez" and the last tune "Solea" follow the score written out by Mr. Evans. However, that is where the similarity ends.

The three middle sections are all different from the original on the Columbia label, thus the title of "Sketches of Spain Revisited". Even in the first and last movements, the improvised parts vary. …

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