ALBUM

The Individualism of Gil Evans

Recorded in 1963-64

Gil Evans piano, arranger, conductor

[1-2-6-7] Ray Alonge & Julius Watkins French horn Frank Rehak trombone Bill Barber tuba Wayne Shorter reeds & woodwinds Al Block, Andy Fitzgerald, George Marge & Bob Tricarico woodwinds Bob Maxwell harp Kenny Burrell guitar Gary Peacock bass Elvin Jones drums

[3-4b] Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow trumpet Ray Alonge French horn Jimmy Cleveland, Tony Studd trombone Bill Barber tuba Steve Lacy soprano saxophone Eric Dolphy alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet Garvin Bushell & Bob Tricarico woodwinds Kenny Burrell guitar Ron Carter & Paul Chambers bass Elvin Jones drums

[4a] Gil Cohen, Don Corado & Julius Watkins French horn Jimmy Cleveland trombone Steve Lacy soprano saxophone Bob Tricarico tenor saxophone Al Block flute Eric Dolphy flute, bass clarinet Margaret Ross harp Barry Galbraith guitar Paul Chambers, Richard Davis, Ben Tucker bass Elvin Jones drums

[5] Ernie Royal, Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci trumpet Jimmy Buffington, Bob Northern French horn Jimmy Cleveland, Tony Studd trombone Steve Lacy soprano saxophone Eric Dolphy alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet Bob Tricarico tenor saxophone Jerome Richardson baritone saxophone, flute Milt Hinton, Paul Chambers, Richard Davis bass Osie Johnson drums

[8-9] Thad Jones, Louis Mucci, Bernie Glow trumpet Ray Alonge & Julius Watkins French horn Jimmy Cleveland & Jimmy Knepper trombone Bill Barber tuba Steve Lacy soprano saxophone Andy Fitzgerald, George Marge & Bob Tricarico woodwinds Harry Lookofsky tenor violin Kenny Burrell guitar Paul Chambers bass Elvin Jones drums

Ind. Title Composer Dur.
1/ Time of the Barracudas * Gil Evans, Miles Davis 7:26
2/ The Barbara Song Kurt Weil 9:59
3/ Las Vegas Tango Gil Evans 6:35
4a/ Flute Song 12:29
4b/ Hotel Me Miles Davis, Gil Evans
5/ El Toreador Gil Evans 3:26
6/ Proclamation * 3:55
7/ Nothing Like You * Bob Dorough 2:36
8/ Concorde * John Lewis 7:39
9/ Spoonful * Willie Dixon 13:46

Notes:

  1. * CD extra tracks (without Steve Lacy);

  2. Tracks [6-7] probably with Johny Coles (trumpet), according to Laurent Cugny's discography of Gil Evans, used for the personnel informations (in "Las Vegas Tango, une vie de Gil Evans" - P.O.L., Paris 1989).

Recorded: [1-2] on July 9, 1964 at Van Gelder's Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (USA); [3-4b] on April 6, 1964 at Webster Hall, New York City (USA); [4a-5] in September 1963 at A & R Studios, New York City (USA); [6-7] on October 29, 1964 at Van Gelder's Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs; [8-9] on May 25, 1964 at Webster Hall, New York City.

Producer: Creed Taylor (original sessions).

Prepared for CD release by Michael Cucusna, Richard Seidel & Seth Rothstein.
Digitally remastered from the original master tapes by Dennis Drake at PolyGram Studios (USA).

Tape vault research by Richard Seidel & Phil Shaap.

Designed for CD by Tom & Ellie Hughes, HughesGroup.