Gil Evans and His Orchestra

Overview

Filmed in Switzerland, this 1983 live performance features several innovative arrangements from Gil Evans and his amazing 20-piece orchestra. Interpretations include pieces from a diverse group of musicians ranging from Gershwin, Charlie Mingus, and Thelonius Monk, to Jimi Hendrix and some of Evans' own compositions. Soloists include Michael and Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Howard Johnson, John Clark, Mike Manieri, and Billy Cobham. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Overview

Filmed in Switzerland, this 1983 live performance features several innovative arrangements from Gil Evans and his amazing 20-piece orchestra. Interpretations include pieces from a diverse group of musicians ranging from Gershwin, Charlie Mingus, and Thelonius Monk, to Jimi Hendrix and some of Evans' own compositions. Soloists include Michael and Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Howard Johnson, John Clark, Mike Manieri, and Billy Cobham. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Special Features

Gil Evans biography; Michael Brecker biography; Randy Brecker biography; Billy Cobham biography; Gil Goldstein biography; Howard Johnson biography; Mike Manieri biography; Lew Soloff biography; Instant access to songs and solos; Digitally re-mastered audio and video; Dolby stereo audio; DVD recommendations
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • UPC: 033909230193
  • Original Release: 1983
  • Source: View Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,480

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gil Evans , Conductor
Technical Credits
Gil Evans Score Composer, Musical Arrangement
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gil Evans and His Orchestra
2. Hotel Me: Introduction [1:07]
3. Hotel Me: Theme [1:50]
4. Hotel Me: Piano Solo (Gil Evans) [2:23]
5. Hotel Me: Trumpet Solo (Randy Brecker) [4:39]
6. Friday the 13th: Baritone Sax Solo (Howard Johnson) [3:59]
7. Copenhagen Sights: Introduction [:56]
8. Copenhagen Sights: Melody [1:38]
9. Stone Free: Opening [1:04]
10. Stone Free: Trumpet Solo (Lew Soloff) [5:44]
11. Stone Free: Rhythm Vamp [:22]
12. Stone Free: French Horn Solo (John Clark) [4:27]
13. Stone Free: Closing Melody [2:00]
14. Waltz: Melody [2:38]
15. Waltz: Piano Lead & Solo [2:34]
16. Variations on the Misery: Vamp Introduction [:53]
17. Variations on the Misery: Melody [:47]
18. Variations on the Misery: French Horn Solo (John Clark) [4:14]
19. Variations on the Misery: Trombone Solo [3:12]
20. Variations on the Misery: Trumpet Solo (Lew Soloff) [2:37]
21. Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk: Orchestra [2:09]
22. Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk: Interlude [1:02]
23. Here Comes De Honey Man: Introduction [1:42]
24. Here Comes De Honey Man: Melody [2:41]
25. End Credits [2:33]
26. VVCC Message [1:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Gil Evans and His Orchestra
   Play Program
   Music Selections
   Bonus Features
      Gil Evans Biography
      Michael Brecker Biography
      Randy Brecker Biography
      Billy Cobham Biography
      Gil Goldstein Biography
      Howard Johnson Biography
      Mike Manieri Biography
      Lew Soloff Biography
      DVD Recommendations
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