The Gil Evans
Project's second recording, recorded during their fourth-annual, week-long engagement at the Jazz Standard in New York City.
Toussaint worked with the likes of pianist McCoy Tyner (due at the Sage soon), Wynton Marsalis and Gil Evans
while in New York.
We are soon rudely brought back to reality by some of the most adventurous music I have heard since Gil Evans
and Carla Bley.
This didn't stop him from making music with Gil Evans
, and the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack to Louis Malle's film Lift to the Scaffold.
Although he vowed time and again never to go back to his past, the final triumph before his death on September 28 came at the Montreux Jazz Festival, where he played what was, by all accounts, a stunning version of his old collaboration with Gil Evans
, Sketches of Spain.
Play Gil Evans
Mike Gibbs + Twelve IN January last year, Jazzlines, in its previous incarnation as Birmingham Jazz, presented a concert in honour of the 100th anniversary of Gil Evans
' birth, and who better to celebrate the great arranger than another great arranger.
"Clare Fischer was a major influence on my harmonic concept… He and Bill Evans, and Ravel and Gil Evans
For every gesture towards consolidating African American musical aesthetics, such as Lee Morgan's blues-inflected trumpet solo on Art Blakey's jazz-spiritual "Moanin' " (1958), there was a complementary embrace of aesthetics construed as European or European American, such as Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool sessions (1949-50), which featured an integrated band performing classicized arrangements under the direction of Gil Evans
Don worked with the great American band leader Gil Evans
and with UK master of jazz piano Stan Tracey.
The second half of the program will feature works by Miley, a young composer who won the International Association for Jazz Education's Gil Evans
Fellowship in jazz composition.
Though tantalizing, this prelude is shaken by a particularly fake overdubbing, in which Kilmer is obviously not playing (it's actually jazz hornman Terence Blanchard) Gil Evans