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Gil Evans
(b. 5/13/12 - Toronto, Canada    d. 3/20/88 - Cuernavaca, Mexico)

Title: The Best of Miles Davis and Gil Evans
Personnel: Various
Recorded:1949-1963
Label: Sony/Columbia
Comments: Gil Evans was a unique individual and musician who was interested in painting a picture with notes. His arrangements came to prominence with his collaborations with Miles Davis, and although he wasn't known outside of the jazz world, the respect with which he was treated by his fellow musicians was unparalleled.
Title: Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
Personnel: Various: Miles Davis (trumpet), Paul Chambers (bass), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Studio Orchestra
Recorded:1959-1960
Label: Sony/Columbia
Comments: One of Gil's most famous projects, "Sketches of Spain" is a beautiful masterpiece dealing with tonal moods and aural landscapes.

Title: The Individualism of Gil Evans
Personnel: features - Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Thad Jones, Kenny Burrell, Elvin Jones
Recorded: 1964, NYC, Rudy Van Gelder's studio and also Webster Hall
Label: Verve
Comments: A fantastic, really special, CD by Gil. The music on this recording is sublime and beautiful, and the combination of Elvin Jones and Wayne Shorter playing Gil's music makes this CD a must-have CD!

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