ooh and here's a whole show from the 70s toopretty killer band. too bad that miles and evans didn't do a little more work together in the 70s -- would've been interesting to see how Gil would deal with, say, the Agharta band.
― tylerw, Sunday, 13 May 2012 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
gil did work with miles on a lot of miles' 70's stuff. even though it was often uncredited.
― scott seward, Monday, 14 May 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh yeah? what stuff? i know they were in touch all the time during those years and probably bounced plenty of ideas off one another, but i didn't know there are actual tracks on miles' albums that evans arranged.
― tylerw, Monday, 14 May 2012 01:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
That Barcelona video is great! I wonder what year that is?
― Brad C., Monday, 14 May 2012 02:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Brad C., Monday, 14 May 2012 02:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
any idea who the guitarist is in that Barcelona clip?
― Scott, bass player for Tenth Avenue North (Hurting 2), Monday, 14 May 2012 02:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
"oh yeah? what stuff?"
there is a great book on gil that details some of this. basically, miles ALWAYS wanted gil's input on just about anything he did and gil worked with him on lots of his albums in the studio and also helped him with writing. there are people who think miles should have given gil more writing/arranging/production credits than he did but gil didn't really care. he helped miles with his music until the very end. he was there for him no matter what. money or no money.
― scott seward, Monday, 14 May 2012 02:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Gil Evans : out of the cool : his life and music / Stephanie Stein Crease <-- I need a copy of this
I think it's this book that describes Miles and Gil having lengthy phone conversations during which all they did was watch TV together
― Brad C., Monday, 14 May 2012 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink