Gil Evans

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Evans, Gil (b. Ian Green)

(1912–87) jazz musician; born in Toronto, Canada. He was a pianist and arranger whose landmark orchestrations for Miles Davis included "The Birth of the Cool," "Porgy and Bess," and "Sketches of Spain."
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You'd think the Beeb Big Band must be suffering some kind of identity crisis - one week they are the Gil Evans orchestra playing Spanish-influenced stuff like Sketches of Spain, the next they are back before the war, evoking a Savoy Ballroom full of lindy-hoppers.
Stan's Octet was the support band in a concert by the great Gil Evans Orchestra and, of course, the English group acquitted itself well, but one musician stood out both musically and visually.
1974, 1975 National Endowment for the Arts, Jazz Composition Grants to create original compositions for the Gil Evans Orchestra, NYC.
The fall 2000 EMP Innovators Series begins on the eve of Hendrix's birthday with A Magic Science: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix, a live performance at Benaroya Hall featuring Medeski Martin & Wood, The Gil Evans Orchestra (directed by Miles Evans), Vernon Reid, Chris Whitley and others.
A live performance featuring funk/jazz/rock masters Medeski Martin & Wood and the jazz luminaries of The Gil Evans Orchestra, now conducted by Gil's son Miles Evans.
The production will feature funk/jazz/rock masters Medeski Martin & Wood and the jazz luminaries of The Gil Evans Orchestra, now conducted by Gil's son Miles Evans.