Audio Mixer: Richard King .
Liner Note Authors: Doug Ramsey; Bob Belden.
Recording information: Sear Sound, NYC (04/10/2010-04/16/2010).
Arranger: Bob Belden.
Producer Bob Belden has turned reinventing the music of Miles Davis into a cottage industry, taking Davis to India for 2008's Miles from India, and more recently Belden has given us Asiento, which re-imagined Bitches Brew as a slice of electronica. Now he gives us Miles Espa¤ol, which finds Belden pairing veterans of Davis' various bands with musicians from Spain, Morocco, and Latin America on classic tracks from Davis' Sketches of Spain and Kind of Blue albums. Hearing Davis compositions with oud, bassoon, accordion, and bongos is certainly exotic and interesting, but one longs for the elegant, stately grace of the original albums. ~ Steve Leggett