Let's stick to the '70s for a bit and this gem of a recording featuring Gil Evans and his superb group of soloists in an outstanding live set from 1978 consisting of reworkings in the unique Evans style. Every conceivable style is thrown in for good measure, the highlight of course being the superb rendition of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing clocking a staggering 25 minutes. Absolutely essential listening.
Tracklisting: 1. Dr. Jeckyl (Jackle) 16:12 2. The Meaning of the Blues 9:04 3. Little Wing 25:09 4. For Bob's Tuba 9:58
The Gil Evans Orchestra consisting of: Lew Soloff: trumpet, piccolo trumpet Terumasa Hino: trumpet Gerry Niewood: alto saxophone George Adams: tenor saxophone, flute, percussion Bob Stewart: tuba Gil Evans: electric piano Pete Levin: synthesizer Don Pate: electric bass Rob Crowder: drums
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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