06 December 2005

Juan and Gil

I just got Esquivel’s ‘More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds’ (1962) and while listening to ‘La Mantilla,’ I thought, ‘hey did this come before Gil Evans’ arrangement of ‘Concierto de Aranjas’ in Miles Davis’ ‘Sketches of Spain?" But no, Sketches came out in 1960. That’s a long time ago, forty-five years, for that album to have come out. The years are longer when there are more people, using telephones, cars, and electric lights you can see from the sky.

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