Monday, March 26, 2012

Time To Get Manly 42: Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

I randomly ran across a list of what Esquire magazine claims are "The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own." In this series of posts, I'll explore these manly, manly sounds.

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

I was wondering when we'd get to a jazz record on this list, and though I'm kind of surprised that Sketches of Spain is the first one to pop up here, I think it's a good choice. Regardless of your feelings on jazz or Miles Davis this is a musical masterpiece. Sketches of Spain transcends genres and expectations. It plays more like a classical work or a soundtrack than a jazz album. That said, if this ends up being the only jazz album Esquire includes, I'll be annoyed.

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