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Blues in Orbit

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Arranger Gil Evans's first recording as a leader in five years found him leading an orchestra that could be considered a transition between his 1950s groups and his somewhat electric band of the 1970s. Several of these charts, particularly his reworking of George Russell's "Blues in Orbit," are quite memorable, and Evans utilizes his many interesting sidemen, including the distinctive voices of trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, Howard Johnson on tuba and baritone, tenor-saxophonist Billy Harper and guitarist Joe Beck, in unexpected and unpredictable ways. A near-classic release which has been made available on CD by Enja.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Arranger Gil Evans's first recording as a leader in five years found him leading an orchestra that could be considered a transition between his 1950s groups and his somewhat electric band of the 1970s. Several of these charts, particularly his reworking of George Russell's "Blues in Orbit," are quite memorable, and Evans utilizes his many interesting sidemen, including the distinctive voices of trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, Howard Johnson on tuba and baritone, tenor-saxophonist Billy Harper and guitarist Joe Beck, in unexpected and unpredictable ways. A near-classic release which has been made available on CD by Enja.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/2010
  • Label: Enja
  • UPC: 063757213024
  • Catalog Number: 2130
  • Sales rank: 159,003

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thoroughbred (4:57)
  2. 2 Spaced (3:04)
  3. 3 Love In the Open (6:49)
  4. 4 Variation On the Misery (3:03)
  5. 5 Blues In Orbit (6:49)
  6. 6 Proclamation (1:48)
  7. 7 General Assembly (7:12)
  8. 8 So Long (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gil Evans Orchestra Primary Artist
Gil Evans Indexed Contributor, Piano, Conductor, Electric Piano
Joe Beck Guitar
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Johnny Coles Trumpet
Billy Harper Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Elvin Jones Drums
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Mike Lawrence Trumpet
Hubert Laws Flute
Alphonse Mouzon Drums
Julius Watkins French Horn
Howard Johnson Tuba, Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Sue Evans Percussion
Ray Alonge French Horn
Gene Bianco Harp
Garnett Brown Trombone
Herb Bushler Bass
George Marge Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Donald McDonald Percussion
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Billy Harper Composer
Warren Smith Composer
Gil Evans Arranger, Composer
George Russell Composer
Matthias Winckelmann Producer
Sam Gordon Producer
Thorsten Scheffner Remastering
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