Gil Evans & Ten

Gil Evans & Ten

by Gil Evans
     
 

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Although arranger Gil Evans had been active in the major leagues of jazz ever since the mid-'40s and had participated in Miles Davis' famous Birth of the Cool recordings, Gil Evans & Ten was his first opportunity to record as a leader. The set features aSee more details below

Overview

Although arranger Gil Evans had been active in the major leagues of jazz ever since the mid-'40s and had participated in Miles Davis' famous Birth of the Cool recordings, Gil Evans & Ten was his first opportunity to record as a leader. The set features a typically unusual 11-piece unit consisting of two trumpets, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, Bart Varsalona on bass trombone, French horn player Willie Ruff, Steve Lacy on soprano, altoist Lee Konitz, Dave Kurtzer on bassoon, bassist Paul Chambers, and either Nick Stabulas or Jo Jones on drums, plus the leader's sparse piano. As good an introduction to his work as any, this program includes diverse works ranging from Leadbelly to Leonard Bernstein, plus Evans' own "Jambangle." The arranger's inventive use of the voices of his rather unique sidemen make this a memorable set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218730426
catalogNumber:
7120

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gil Evans   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Jo Jones   Drums
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone
Steve Lacy   Soprano Saxophone
Willie Ruff   French Horn
Johnny Carisi   Trumpet
Paul Chambers   Bass
Dave Kurtzer   Bassoon
Louis Mucci   Trumpet
Nick Stabulas   Drums
Bart Varsalona   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Jake Koven   Trumpet
Ten   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Phil DeLancie   Mastering
Esmond Edwards   Cover Photo
Gil Evans   Arranger
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
John A. Lomax   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Joe Tarantino   Mastering
Stuart Kremsky   Liner Notes

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