The Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool

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A much admired and loved man, of all the many brilliant orchestration projects this was his finest in his own right. He teases us with the opening of ‘La Nevada’ until the gorgeous repeated four-bar riff finally bursts on our ears with orgasmic delight. There are wonderful brass solos from John Coles, Tony Studd and Budd Johnson and a bass showcase for Ron Carter. As the opening track peters out after 15 minutes the listener enjoys the smug realization that there are a further four outstanding pieces to come.

Gil Evans Orchestra: Gil Evans (arranger, conductor, piano); Budd Johnson (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eddie Caine, Ray Beckenstein (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo); Johnny Coles, Phil Sunkel (trumpet); Keg Johnson, Jimmy Knepper (trombone); Tony Studd (bass trombone); Bill Barber (tuba); Bob Tricarico (flute, piccolo, bassoon); Ray Crawford (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones (drums, percussion).

Tracklist

01. La Nevada
02. Where Flamingos Fly
03. Bilbao Song
04. Stratusphink
05. Sunken Treasure
06. Sister Sadie

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5 Responses to “The Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool”

  1. barry hunt says:

    Perfect West Coast cool – thanks!

  2. Paco's brother says:

    So cool!!!
    Merci

  3. lazy cat says:

    gracias!

  4. Gator says:

    hey repost brother!!! thanksss!

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