Re-composition #2 – Concierto de Aranjuez A

Gil's masterful arrangement of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez - Adagio Mvt. was one of the first of his works that I heard and fell in love with. Even though the original is quite a famous piece it was the Sketches of Spain version that I heard first. Miles' playing is superb throughout, not only imitating … Continue reading Re-composition #2 – Concierto de Aranjuez A

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Re-composition #1 – Will O’ the Wisp

Gil Evan's was well known for his ability to take fragments of melody or harmony and make an entirely new piece from them. Some of his arrangements became so different from their original that the term re-composition becomes more appropriate. Whilst Will O' the Wisp from Sketches of Spain is quite recognizable from the original piece … Continue reading Re-composition #1 – Will O’ the Wisp