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'Centennial' Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans

Gil Evans Centennial
Jul 27, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012

Producer Ryan Truesdell has unpacked some newly found Gil Evans arrangements on this release.

Tracks on the album

1. 'Punjab'
2. 'Smoking My Sad Cigarette'
3. 'The Maids of Cadiz'
4. 'How About You'
5. 'Barbara Song'
6. 'Who'll Buy My Violets'
7. 'Dancing On A great Big Rainbow'
8. 'Beg Your Pardon'
9. 'Waltz/Variation On The Misery/So Long'
10. 'Look To The Rainbow'

All music arranged by Gil Evans

Read more about the audience-funded Gil Evans Project here.

 

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Ian Ernest Gilmore "Gil" Evans (born Green; May 13, 1912 - March 20, 1988) was a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He played an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion, and collaborated extensively with Miles Davis. Early life: Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his name was changed early on from Green to Evans, the name of...

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On Jul 29, 2012. 7:23pm
Christopher Lynch said

Oops. I goofed! I should have said "Moon Dreams", in reference to Gil's stunning work on "The Complete Birth Of The Cool". Sorry.

On Jul 28, 2012. 6:47pm
Christopher Lynch said

Gil was and remains a man ahead of his time - an astonishingly creative, lateral thinker for whom there were never any musical boundaries. Though sadly missed, how fortunate jazz has been to have this extraordinarily gifted soul within its realm. Oh those heartbreakingly tender dissonances on pieces including "Moonbeams" along with the exotica of "Sketches Of Spain".
Gil has moved on, yet has generously bestowed upon us sounds of incomparable beauty. Thankyou Mr Evans.

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