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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is one of Gil Evans's finest recordings of the 1970s. He expertly blended together acoustic and electronic instruments, particularly on an exciting rendition of "Blues in Orbit" which includes among its soloists a young altoist named David Sanborn. All six selections have their memorable moments even a one-and-a-half minute version of "Eleven"; colorful solos are contributed by guitarist Ted Dunbar, Howard Johnson on tuba and fl├╝gelhorn, the passionate tenor of Billy Harper, and bassist Herb Bushler, among others; and Evans's arrangements are quite inventive and innovative. Rarely would he be so successful in balancing written and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is one of Gil Evans's finest recordings of the 1970s. He expertly blended together acoustic and electronic instruments, particularly on an exciting rendition of "Blues in Orbit" which includes among its soloists a young altoist named David Sanborn. All six selections have their memorable moments even a one-and-a-half minute version of "Eleven"; colorful solos are contributed by guitarist Ted Dunbar, Howard Johnson on tuba and fl├╝gelhorn, the passionate tenor of Billy Harper, and bassist Herb Bushler, among others; and Evans's arrangements are quite inventive and innovative. Rarely would he be so successful in balancing written and improvised sections in his later years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
  • UPC: 081227372026
  • Catalog Number: 273720

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thoroughbred (6:35)
  2. 2 Blues in Orbit (10:15)
  3. 3 Eleven (1:42)
  4. 4 Cry of Hunger (10:18)
  5. 5 Summertime (3:58)
  6. 6 Zee Zee (7:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gil Evans Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor, Electric Piano
Ted Dunbar Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Billy Harper Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Pete Levin French Horn
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Howard Johnson Solo Instrumental, Tuba, Flugelhorn, Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Sue Evans Percussion
Tex Allen Trumpet
Herb Bushler Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Soloist
Joseph Daley Trombone, Tuba
Bruce Ditmas Drums
Sharon Freeman French Horn
David Horowitz Synthesizer
Trevor Koehler Flute, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson Solo Instrumental, Trumpet, Soloist
Gil Evans Orchestra Track Performer
Richard Gene Williams Solo Instrumental, Trumpet, Soloist
Richard Williams Trumpet
Susan Evans Percussion
Peter Levin French Horn
Technical Credits
Ted Dunbar Personnel
Billy Harper Personnel
Pete Levin Personnel
Gerry Mulligan Contributor
David Sanborn Personnel
Howard Johnson Personnel
J.J. Jackson Cover Design
Sue Evans Personnel
Maria Schneider Liner Notes
Tex Allen Personnel
Yves Beauvais Liner Notes
Herb Bushler Personnel
Joseph Daley Personnel
Bruce Ditmas Personnel
Ahmet Ertegun Liner Notes
Gil Evans Arranger, Producer, Audio Production, Personnel
Sharon Freeman Personnel
David Horowitz Personnel
Trevor Koehler Personnel
Gene Paul Mastering
Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson Personnel
Jean Ristori Mastering
Claude Nobs Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward Composer
Kenneth Noland Producer
Mark Fellows Engineer
Kerin J. Kolonoskie Reissue Design
Richard Gene Williams Personnel
William Gamble Cover Photo
Kenneth Noland Audio Production
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