The Jazz Show Episode August 23, 2010

Broadcast on 23-Aug-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

Tonight's Feature is very special as it is one of the few recordings that arranger/composer Gil Evans did under his own name. We all know that he became famous for his four recordings with Miles Davis: "Miles Ahead","Porgy and Bess","Sketches of Spain" and finally "Quiet Nights" but him recordings under his own name were few although he made that up during his later years. This was done in 1964 in several sessions with a hand-picked band and featured some great solo performances by tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter.alto saxophonist Phil Woods, guitar master Kenny Burrell, trumpeters Thad Jones and Johnny Coles and drummer Elvin Jones, Gil Evans weaves his magic with his orchestrations and piano playing and proves himself to be a musical alchemist of the highest order. "The Individualism of Gil Evans" is an apt title for this masterpiece.

Track Listing:

Art Blakey · Blakey!
Salute to Birdland
Strictly Romantic
2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West
John Lewis · Grand Encounter
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Nat Adderley · Branching Out
I've Got Plenty of Nuthin'
Mammy Yokum
Looking Up.
Michel Petrucciani · Live in Munich
Blue Monk
Abbey Lincoln · Straight Ahead
Left Alone
When Malindy Sings
Time of the Barracudas
Gil Evans · The Individualism of
The Barbara Song
Gil Evans
Las Vegas Tango
Flute Song
Hotel Me
El Toreador