NEW RELEASES: David Liebman: Musician, educator

“The album is “Sketches of Spain” - Miles Davis in collaboration with Gil Evans, and the reason that I love it so much is because it goes beyond music, beyond idiom, beyond style - and even beyond Spain even though it’s dedicated to the culture of Spain in a certain way.There’s just a feeling on that record between the writing and the way Miles plays that’s just the universal cry of blues, of joy, of humanity and everything .. I mean I get a feeling from that record beyond category and beyond vernacular .. it’s not even jazz it’s art at it’s highest level.I’ve recorded “Sketches of Spain” and played it many times and its a very challenging piece of music, Miles just handles it with such grace and so much class the way he plays the music that .. if itwas only that it would have been a great piece - but the writing is great and Gil Evens .. I mean they surpassed themselves on that record for me.”David Liebman: Jazz Standard, New York City, 5th October 2018Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Sketches of Spain released 1960David Liebman
David Liebman: Musician, educator, Miles Davis | Gil Evans: Sketches of Spain

 

“The album is “Sketches of Spain” - Miles Davis in collaboration with Gil Evans, and the reason that I love it so much is because it goes beyond music, beyond idiom, beyond style - and even beyond Spain even though it’s dedicated to the culture of Spain in a certain way. 

There’s just a feeling on that record between the writing and the way Miles plays that’s just the universal cry of blues, of joy, of humanity and everything .. I mean I get a feeling from that record beyond category and beyond vernacular .. it’s not even jazz it’s art at it’s highest level. 

I’ve recorded “Sketches of Spain” and played it many times and its a very challenging piece of music, Miles just handles it with such grace and so much class the way he plays the music that .. if it 

was only that it would have been a great piece - but the writing is great and Gil Evens .. I mean they surpassed themselves on that record for me.” 

David Liebman: Jazz Standard, New York City, 5th October 2018 

Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Sketches of Spain released 1960 

David Liebman