Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain Japan LP with cap obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis, including the rare cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis, complete with the original “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Sketches of Spain is a 1981 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally issued in 1960.

The cover is VG++, with no wear, but a bit of foxing on the back cover.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a Jazz classic.

Background: Long regarded as one of Miles Davis’ best LPs, Sketches of Spain didn’t reach the mainstream album charts when first released in 1960.

It has since become a favorite of both Jazz fans and of audiophiles. gave Sketches of Spain a 5 star review:

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. Recorded between November 1959 and March 1960 — after Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley had left the band — Davis teamed with Canadian arranger Gil Evans for the third time. Davis brought Evans the album’s signature piece, “Concierto de Aranjuez,” after hearing a classical version of it at bassist Joe Mondragon’s house. Evans was as taken with it as Davis was, and set about to create an entire album of material around it. The result is a masterpiece of modern art. … Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience, as one encounters a multitude of timbres, tonalities, and harmonic structures seldom found in the music called jazz.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
18 AP 2057
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in