Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Gil Evans Orchestra - Little Wing (Live 1978)

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.

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

Recorded live in Germany, October 19, 1978


Buns O'Plenty said...

great blog! thx for the great jazz...i put you on my blogroll btw,

OldHippieRick said...

d3lta as always Thanks for the great share ;-] and gee I would love to know how to get my page links on to the page like you have. It would be a nice tool for visitors yet I have yet found how to do it in editing of posts ? any help would be greatly appreciated, Rick

LYM said...

HI d3Ita,
thanks for YOur fine blog but this posts doen't work, at least for me.
Can You re-post the great Evans?

Thanks in advance