Special audiophile edition on 180 gram vinyl. This album pairs up Miles Davis with arranger and composer Gil Evans. The compositions are inspired by traditional Spanish folk music and go in a different direction than the pair's previous two records together. Evans' arrangements make effective use of wind instruments where other composers would have turned to strings. Flute, trumpet and trombone make the bed for Davis' lead. Miles seems to have gained some Andalusian gypsy ancestry with this record. His trumpet playing evokes the cante hondo guitar stylings found in folk music from the region. When talking about this record Davis is quoted as having said, "I always manage to try something I can't do." He appears to wipe that sentiment away with his effortless improvising over the complex score that Evans has crafted. Limited numbered edition featuring half-speed production and mastering by MoFi Sound Lab on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System.
- 180 gram audiophile pressing
- mastered from original master tapes
- half-speed production + mastering on the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
- limited numbered edition
- music label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab 2013
reviewed by DRM 09/2012