This ‘kokopeli’ style steel sculpture of Miles Davis, was a gift from its maker, many years ago. As soon as I set it in the light, “Sketches of Spain” came to mind.
Miles recorded “Sketches of Spain”, at Columbia Studios in late ‘59 and early 1960. This recording is a collaboration with Gil Evans. The influence was an album Spanish folk songs, recorded in the early 1950’s by Alan Lomax, in Galicia and Andalusia.
I just love how flavors and influences flow amidst creative circles, just waiting to inspire the artist who is listening closely. The one willing to pick it up and follow it, with an open heart, to reach the treasure. These treasures are always on offer, always, ever ready to become a masterpiece created by loving hands, and hearts.