Gil Evans – The Individualism Of Gil Evans

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The Individualism of Gil Evans is an album by pianist, conductor, arranger and composer Gil Evans originally released on the Verve label in 1964. It features Evans’ big band arrangements of five original compositions (two cowritten with Miles Davis) and compositions by Kurt Weill, Bob Dorough, John Lewis and Willie Dixon.

Track listing:
“Time of the Barracudas” (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) – 7:26
“The Barbara Song” (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 9:59
“Las Vegas Tango” – 6:35
“Flute Song/Hotel Me (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) – 12:29
“El Toreador” – 3:26
“Proclamation” – 3:55
“Nothing Like You” (Bob Dorough, Fran Landesman) – 2:36
“Concorde” (John Lewis) – 7:39
“Spoonful” (Willie Dixon) – 13:46

All songs written by Gil Evans, except as indicated.
Recorded at A&R Studios, New York in September, 1963; at Webster Hall, New York on April 6 and May 25, 1964; and at Van Gelder’s Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 9 and October 29, 1964.
The original LP release consisted of tracks 2–5.

Gil Evans – piano, arranger
Johnny Coles – trumpet (Solo)
Thad Jones – trumpet
Ernie Royal – trumpet
Bernie Glow – trumpet
Louis Mucci – trumpet
Jimmy Knepper – trombone
Frank Rehak – trombone
Jimmy Cleveland – trombone (Solo)
Tony Studd – trombone
Bill Barber – tuba
Wayne Shorter – tenor sax (Solo)
Phil Woods – alto sax (Solo)
Eric Dolphy – woodwinds (flute, bass clarinet, alto sax)
Steve Lacy – soprano sax
Jerome Richardson – reeds, woodwinds
Bob Tricarico – reeds, woodwinds
Al Block – woodwinds (flute solo)
Garvin Bushell – reeds, woodwinds
Andy Fitzgerald – reeds, woodwinds
George Marge – reeds, woodwinds
Julius Watkins – French horn
Gil Cohen – French horn
Don Corado – French horn
Bob Northern – French horn
Jimmy Buffington – French horn
Ray Alonge – French horn
Pete Levin – French Horn
Harry Lookofsky – tenor violin
Bob Maxwell – harp
Margaret Ross – harp
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Barry Galbraith – guitar
Gary Peacock – bass
Ron Carter – bass
Paul Chambers – bass
Richard Davis – bass
Ben Tucker – bass
Milt Hinton – bass
Elvin Jones – drums (Solo)
Osie Johnson – drums


Released: September 1964
Recorded: September 1963, April 6, May 25, July 9 & October 29, 1964
Length 32:29 (original LP)
67:51 (CD reissue)
Label: Verve
Producer: Creed Taylor