The Gil Evans
Project's second recording, recorded during their fourth-annual, week-long engagement at the Jazz Standard in New York City.
When I put two and two together I realised the four members of the band were all individually influenced by Miles Davis and Gil Evans
and I thought why not have a little bit of a tip of the hat to them?
AFTER working with jazz giant Miles Davis and composer Gil Evans
, conductor Joe Muccioli is set to bring their music to Birmingham's Symphony Hall.
Bitter Happiness," featuring former Gil Evans
trumpeter Leif Arntzen, is a jazzy elegy to our ravaged environment:
He has always performed in the company of other musicians in the past and we are used to hearing his contributions to the work of bands like Carla Bley, George Eussell and Gil Evans
They are Miles Ahead, the first collaboration between [jazz trumpeter] Miles Davis and [orchestrator, composer] Gil Evans
and Blow by Blow, by [guitarist] Jeff Beck.
The music is a 1958 recording that Gil Evans
arranged and conducted for Miles Davis, whose blues trumpet replaces the opera's vocal line.
Not the way, it turned out, Gil Evans
arranged them at Carnegie Hall either.
After making an early name in jazz circles performing with such renowned artists as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Gil Evans
and Stan Getz, he rose to international fame in the 1970s with jazz-fusion innovators Return to Forever.
Ohno has performed with jazz legends Art Blakey & The Messengers, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans
, Larry Coryell, Machito & His Afro-Cuban Orchestra, and many more.
She was able to criticise my music in a very effective manner, showing examples from her own work or the work of Bob Brookmeyer and Gil Evans
(two famous jazz arrangers with whom Maria had studied) to help explain points she was making.
Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept… He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans
The nonet consisted of an unusual instrumentation, including a French horn and a tuba, which, according to Gil Evans
, "was the smallest number of instruments that could get the sound and still express all the harmonies the Thornhill band used" (Nat Hentoff, "The Birth of the Cool," Down Beat [May 2, 1957]: 16).
He signed them to his Sour Mash label and released the superlative The Corner of Miles and Gil, named after the brothers' jazz heroes, Miles Davies and Gil Evans
Toussaint worked with the likes of pianist McCoy Tyner (due at the Sage soon), Wynton Marsalis and Gil Evans
while in New York.