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Gil Evans

p, ep, 1912-1988 US, Toronto
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans (born Green)

Born: May 13, 1912, Toronto, Canada Died: March 20, 1988, Cuernavaca, Mexico Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest orchestrators in jazz, playing an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion. He is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with Miles Davis. With his second wife Anita Evans became parents of Noah Evans and Miles Evans.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Las Vegas Tango on The Individualism Of Gil Evans by Gil Evans
Last Night When We Were Young on Verve Jazz Masters 23 by Gil Evans
Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) on The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings by Miles Davis
Time Of The Barracudas on The Individualism Of Gil Evans by Gil Evans
The Maids of Cadiz on Miles Ahead by Miles Davis
Lester Leaps In on New Bottle Old Wine by Gil Evans
Remember on Gil Evans & Ten by Gil Evans
The Barbara Song on The Individualism Of Gil Evans by Gil Evans
Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) on Quiet Nights by Miles Davis
El Toreador on The Individualism Of Gil Evans by Gil Evans

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live Under The Sky Tokio '84Gil Evans & Jaco Pastorius2016Album
Six Classic AlbumsGil Evans2014Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsGil Evans2013Compil.
100th AnniversaryGil Evans2012Compil.
Out Of The Cool... Into The HotGil Evans2012Album
New Bottle Old WineGil Evans2012Single
Gil EvansGil Evans2010Compil.
Dream Of You + Merril At MidnightHelen Merrill Sings With Orchestras Arranged And Conducted By Gil Evans And Hal Mooney2008Compil.
Columbia Jazz ProfilesGil Evans2008Compil.
Gil EvansGil Evans2002Album
75th Birthday ConcertGil Evans2001Album
AdiosGil Evans2000Album
The Real Birth Of The Cool - Transcription RecordingsGil Evans Featuring Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra With Lee Konitz1999Compil.
Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown & Gil EvansHelen Merrill, Gil Evans & Clifford Brown1999Compil.
Gil Evans & TenGil Evans1999Album
The Gold CollectionGil Evans1999Compil.
The Real Birth Of The Cool - Studio RecordingsGil Evans Featuring Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra With Lee Konitz1999Compil.
The Complete Instrumental Charts For Claude Thornhill - 1942 - 1947Gil Evans1999Compil.
Priceless Jazz CollectionGil Evans1998Compil.
The Best Of Miles Davis & Gil EvansMiles Davis / Gil Evans1997Compil.
Gil Evans (New York)Gil Evans1997Compil.
Miles Davis All Stars And Gil EvansMiles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans1997Album
Carnegie Hall, May 19, 1961 Miles Davis & Gil Evans "Concierto De Aranjuez"Miles Davis & Gil Evans / Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb & Gil Evans And His Orchestra1997Compil.
The Historic Collaboration In Words & MusicMiles Davis & Gil Evans1996Compil.
The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings SamplerMiles Davis & Gil Evans1996Compil.
The Complete Columbia Studio RecordingsMiles Davis & Gil Evans1996Compil.
The Mother Of The BookGlen Hall / Gil Evans1994Album
Verve Jazz Masters 23Gil Evans1994Compil.
Live 1986 - UnissuedGil Evans1994Album
Last Session - Live At "Perugia Jazz Festival" July 11, 1987Sting And Gil Evans1992Album
Recorded Live At The Perugia Jazz Festival - Message In A BottleSting & Gil Evans . Miles Davis1992Album
Las Vegas TangoGil Evans1991Compil.
HeroesLee Konitz, Gil Evans1991Album
Anti-HeroesLee Konitz - Gil Evans1991Album
Gil EvansGil Evans1991Compil.
Take Me To The SunGil Evans With RMS1990Album
Complete Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra At Sweet BasilGil Evans1989Album
Gil EvansGil Evans1989Compil.
Golden HairGil Evans / Laurent Cugny / Big Band Lumière1989Album
CollaborationHelen Merrill - Gil Evans1988Album
Farewell - Live At Sweet BasilGil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1988Album
Paris BluesGil Evans / Steve Lacy1988Album
Live At Sweet BasilGil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1988Album
Rhythm A NingGil Evans / Laurent Cugny / Big Band Lumière1988Album
Bud And Bird (Live At Sweet Basil)Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1987Album
Live At Sweet Basil VOL. 2 Part 2Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1986Album
Live At Sweet Basil VOL. 2 Part 1Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1986Album
Live At Sweet Basil Vol.2Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1986Album
Live At Sweet BasilGil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1985Album
Nelson & EvansOliver Nelson, Gil Evans1985Compil.
Live At Sweet Basil Part 1Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1984Album
Live At Sweet Basil Part 2Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra1984Album
The British OrchestraGil Evans1983Album
PriestessGil Evans1983Album
Misa Espiritual – Airto's Brazilian MassAirto Moreira, Gil Evans, WDR Big Band Köln1983Album
The Rest Of Gil Evans Live At The Royal Festival Hall London 1978Gil Evans1981Album
Where Flamingos FlyGil Evans1981Album
Live At The Public Theater (New York 1980)Gil Evans1980Album
Miles Davis & Gil EvansMiles Davis & Gil Evans1980Compil.
Live At The Public Theater (New York 1980) Vol. 2Gil Evans1980Album
Gil Evans Live At The Royal Festival Hall London 1978Gil Evans1979Album
The Great ArrangersGil Evans / Gary McFarland1978Compil.
Pacific Standard TimeGil Evans1975Compil.
The Arrangers' TouchGil Evans And Tadd Dameron1975Compil.
The Individualism Of Gil EvansGil Evans1974Compil.
SvengaliGil Evans1973Album
Masabumi Kikuchi With Gil EvansMasabumi Kikuchi, Gil Evans1972Album
Gil EvansGil Evans1971Album
Gil EvansGil Evans1971Album
The Real Birth Of The CoolClaude Thornhill And His Orchestra, Gil Evans1971Album
The Original Greatest HitsMiles Davis and Gil Evans1969Compil.
The Individualism Of Gil EvansGil Evans1964Album
The Individualism Of Gil EvansGil Evans1964Album
Gil Evans OrchestraGil Evans1960Single
Gil Evans & TenGil Evans1959Single
New Bottle Old Wine Vol. 2Gil Evans1959Single
Miles Ahead, Vol. IIIMiles Davis + 19, Gil Evans1957Single
Miles Ahead, Vol. IIMiles Davis + 19, Gil Evans1957Single
Gil Evans & TenGil Evans1957Album
Miles AheadMiles Davis + 19 - Orchestra Under The Direction Of Gil Evans1957Album
Favorite Catalina MelodiesGil Evans1950Album
Davenport BluesGil EvansSingle
The Complete RecordingsGil Evans, Laurent Cugny, Big Band LumièreAlbum
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