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Ian Ernest Gilmore "Gil" Evans (né Green) (May 13, 1912 – March 20, 1988) was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader (The Gil Evans Orchestra), active in the United States. He played an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion, and collaborated extensively with Miles Davis

Gil Evans was born in Toronto, Canada, as Ian Ernest Gilmore Green and early took the family name Evans from his stepfather. The family soon moved… read more

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  • Las Vegas Tango , Time of the Barracudas, El Toreador and Flute Song make The Individualism of Gil Evans an indispensable masterpiece in terms of both harmony/composition and soloist performance
  • las vegas tango is amazing
  • Pristine Stuff
  • The Individualism Of Gil Evans is so good. It is like no jazz album I have ever heard.
  • today: 100th year birthday of Gil Evans
  • very good jazz
  • yeahhhh
  • the coolest
  • If you like Gil, try catching Absolute Beginners, an obscure, cult British film about the rise of teenagers in 1950s London. Gil contributed to an exceptional soundtrack (its case ranges from David Bowie to Slim Gaillard and Sade - it's an extraordinary movie, with an extraordinary score).
  • cool motherfucker is right!

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