I have no trouble believing all that stuff is great. I need to dive in.
― Matos W.K., Thursday, 13 August 2009 01:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
feel free to be bewildered by THIS record. cuz it's three tracks written by John Carisi, and arranged and conducted BY John Carisi, and three tracks written by Cecil Taylor, arranged and conducted BY Cecil Taylor(!!!). and it's a great record! and archie shepp completists need it.
― scott seward, Thursday, 13 August 2009 02:05 (5 years ago) Permalink
i don't own a copy of this and i really need one. i always forget to check ebay for copies. i'll get one eventually.
― scott seward, Thursday, 13 August 2009 02:11 (5 years ago) Permalink
i'm not the biggest bossa nova baby in the world, but i was really enjoying this album in the store this week. i have a soft spot for astrud.
― scott seward, Thursday, 13 August 2009 02:13 (5 years ago) Permalink
Gil Evans singlehandedly responsible for dominant orchestral soundtrack sound of 60s and 70s TV
I'd argue Shorty Rogers for this point (especially since Shorty gave Mancini his break), but I'm big on a Gil Evans/George Russell/Bill Evans kick, these days.
― PappaWheelie V, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 05:23 (4 years ago) Permalink
― the legendary sirius trixon (m coleman), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:03 (4 years ago) Permalink
ooh i should get that.
― tylerw, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
This sounds like it could be good:The Gil Evans Centennial Project: Newly-discovered works of Gil Evans
― Brad C., Friday, 11 March 2011 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink
The first time I heard Out Of The Cool it was one of those epiphanies. It's still a constant touchstone in my head for a certain timbral environment that I wish more records visited. The only other Gil I have which hits the same feel for me is Individualism. But it sounds like I need to hear those two Pacific Jazz LPs. Some of the 70s and 80s Gil is a little fonky for me.
Later on I found some of the same feel in the orchestral work of Delius; it was neat then to read somewhere that Gil was a Delius freak...
― I love Du but I've chosen Balloon Guy (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 March 2011 22:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
Happy 100th birthday, Gil Evans.
Here's a review of the Centennial album.
― Brad C., Sunday, 13 May 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
happy b-day. this is pretty groovy. kind of coming around on gil's hendrix album, did not like it much at all when i first heard it, but now i'm digging it.
― tylerw, Sunday, 13 May 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink
That Barcelona video is great! I wonder what year that is?
― Brad C., Monday, 14 May 2012 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Brad C., Monday, 14 May 2012 02:09 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink
any excuse to bump this thread
Maria Schneider Selects 12 Essential Gil Evans Tracks
Spotify playlist of her picks
― Brad C., Monday, 2 September 2013 15:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
the thornhill stuff is so great.
― scott seward, Monday, 2 September 2013 15:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm enjoying the Thornhill and "Birth of the Cool" arrangements on here:
― Brad C., Monday, 2 September 2013 18:20 (1 year ago) Permalink