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Gil Evans - The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix (1975)

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Gil Evans - The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix (1975)
Artist: Gil Evans
Title Of Album: The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix
Year Of Release: 1975
Label(Catalog#): Bluebird RCA [8409-2-RB]
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Quality: FLAC (image + .cue,log)
Time: 63:17
Full Size: 371 MB(+3%)


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Gil Evans - The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix (1975)
personnel :

Gil Evans - arranger, piano, electric piano, celeste
Howard Johnson - arranger, tuba, clarinet, bass clarinet
David Horowitz - arranger, electric piano, organ, synthesizer
Trevor Koehler - arranger, soprano & tenor saxophones, flute
Tom Malone - arranger, trombone, bass trombone, flute, piccolo, synthesizer
"Hannibal" Marvin Peterson - vocals, trumpet
David Sanborn - soprano & alto saxophones, flute
Billy Harper - tenor saxophone, flute
Lew Soloff - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ernie Royal - trumpet, flugelhorn
Peter Gordon - French horn
Warren Smith - vibraphone, marimba, chimes, gong, percussion
John Abercrombie - guitar
Ryo Kawasaki - guitar
Keith Loving - guitar
Michael Moore - bass
Herb Bushler - electric bass
Sue Evans - drums, tympani, congas, cow bell
Bruce Ditmas - drums, tabla, cuica
Tony Williams - drums

This CD reissue (which adds additional material to the original LP program) is much more successful than one might have expected. Jimi Hendrix was scheduled to record with Gil Evans' Orchestra but died before the session could take place. A few years later, Evans explored ten of Hendrix's compositions with his unique 19-piece unit, an orchestra that included two French horns, the tuba of Howard Johnson, three guitars, two basses, two percussionists and such soloists as altoist David Sanborn, trumpeter Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson, Billy Harper on tenor, and guitarists Ryo Kawasaki and John Abercrombie. Evans' arrangements uplift many of Hendrix's more blues-oriented compositions and create a memorable set that is rock-oriented but retains the improvisation and personality of jazz. [This album was re-released in 2002 on the Bluebird label with four bonus tracks from the same sessions] ~ Scott Yanow

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