Sketches of Spain is an album by Miles Davis, recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 at the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City. An extended version of the second movement of Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez is included, as well as a song called "Will o' the Wisp", from the ballet El amor brujo by Manuel de Falla. Sketches of Spain is regarded as an exemplary recording of Third Stream, a musical fusion of jazz, European classical, and styles of world music.
Along with Kind of Blue, In a Silent Way, and Round About Midnight, Sketches of Spain is one of Miles Davis' most enduring and innovative achievements.
In 2014, from the ashes of the cult band Buttered Bacon Biscuits (BBB), were born the Witchwood. After the BBB split, some members of the band, Ricky, Andy, Steve and Sam, have decided, with the entry of new member Luca Celotti on bass, to start a new project, Witchwood. All musicians active for decades, with past recording experience and collaborations with artists like Martin Grice (Delirium) and Nik Turner (Hawkwind). Debut "Litanies from the woods" is the result of 2 years of composition, long and hard rehersal and recording sessions and is out for Jolly Roger Records in 2015. With the considerable lenght of 78 minutes the album features ten tracks and is a long journey from hard rock 70's, to progressive, psych, southern rock and blues and receives excellent reviews both from Italian and foreign press…
An extended version of Danny Boyle's interview with Mark Kermode, featuring additional contributions from those who have worked with the Oscar winning director.