Gil Evans & Ten

Gil Evans

Gil Evans Ten
  • CAT # OJCCD-346-25

    1. Remember 5:30
    2. Ella Speed 5:47
    3. Big Stuff 4:45
    4. Nobody's Heart 4:25
    5. Just One Of Those Things 3:56
    6. If You Could See Me Now 4:20
    7. Jambangle 4:57

Already known for his arrangements in the Claude Thornhill band and the Miles Davis Nonet during the 1940s, Gil Evans went to several important collaborations with Davis between 1957 and 1960. It was also in 1957, thanks to Miles's urging, that he received an opportunity to do his own date on Prestige.
This tentet utilizes five brass (including French horn) and bassoon; marks his recording debut as a pianist; and features the alto saxophone of Lee Konitz (his colleague in both the Thornhill and Davis units of the Forties) and Steve Lacy on soprano saxophone, at a time before John Coltrane had yet to popularize that instrument among modern reedmen.

with Jimmy Cleveland, Bart Varsalona, Louis Mucci, John Carisi, Jake Koven, Willie Ruff, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Dave Kurtzer, Paul Chambers, Nick Stabulas, Jo Jones

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