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by Jack Bowers
The celebrated Miles Davis/Gil Evans partnership, which produced three classic albums more than forty years ago, is undergoing a mini-renaissance that started with the recent interpretation of Porgy & Bess by trumpeter Clark Terry and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and gave rise as well to this meticulous reprise of Sketches of Spain featuring David Liebman with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra.
Unlike Porgy, on which Terry's approach would quite naturally be compared to Davis's, Liebman plays soprano and ...read more