LEW SOLOFF, Solo Trumpet
Harmonie Ensemble/New York
Produced and engineered by
Sheffield Lab proudly presents a jazz recording of historical and musical significance.
SKETCHES OF SPAIN
Music composed and arranged by Miles Davis and Gil Evans.
The first new recording of this landmark work since the original, half a century ago
Why record a new version of a landmark LP album?
Lew Soloff and Steve Richman provide the answer in their new CD, reprising "Sketches of Spain," which has stood for over fifty years as a classic Miles Davis/Gil Evans collaboration. The original version, produced by Teo Macero in the justly fabled Columbia Records 30th Street studio, is still a marvel of interpretation and recorded sound. Now soloist Soloff, who stands alongside Jon Faddis as the finest trumpet player in jazz today, has added new depth to Davis's solo lines, and Evans's writing emerges in still greater detail under Richman's baton.
- George Avakian (original Columbia Records producer for Miles Davis)