500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Miles Davis, 'Sketches of Spain'

358. Miles Davis, 'Sketches of Spain'

Columbia, 1960

This collaboration between Davis and ­arranger Gil Evans took 15 orchestral sessions to record and six months to assemble. It wasn't an attempt to play Spanish music but to suggest it; the album's muted beauty contains enormous passion. But is it jazz? Davis responded, "It's music, and I like it."

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