4/ Sketches of Spain MILES DAVIS

Can I really put this in words ? The music takes you there, the land poets talk about, effortlessly, or so it seems. Love also the soundtack to Ascenseur pour l’Echafaud ( Elevator to the Gallows in English ). Miles was Juliette Greco’s boyfriend . When black Jazz players had problems in playing America because of the color of their skin, they came to France. “La terre de l’asile”. Perhaps.
The role music in France in the old days is often undermined, it must be something to do with the language. I met Gil Evans once, who did the arrangements, on this album – I told you, I was a lucky girl.

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