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Priceless Jazz: Gil Evans

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Album Review

Priceless Jazz is a good midline sampler of highlights from Gil Evans' recordings for MCA and GRP. Although this isn't a definitive collection, it offers representative material to make this a good introduction to these recordings for curious listeners on a budget.

Biography

Born: May 14, 1912 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

One of the most significant arrangers in jazz history, Gil Evans' three album-length collaborations with Miles Davis (Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain) are all considered classics. Evans had a lengthy and wide-ranging career that sometimes ran parallel to the trumpeter. Like Davis, Gil became involved in utilizing electronics in the '70s and preferred not to look back and re-create the past. He led his own band in California (1933-1938) which eventually became the backup group for...
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Feb 10, 1998

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