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Format: CD
Sku: 202625120
UPC: 094635830026
UPC 14: 00094635830026
Release Date: 6/6/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. St. Louis Blues ~ Gil Evans
2. King Porter Stomp ~ Gil Evans
3. Willow Tree ~ Gil Evans
4. Struttin' With Some Barbecue ~ Gil Evans
5. Lester Leaps In ~ Gil Evans
6. 'Round Midnight ~ Gil Evans
7. Manteca ~ Gil Evans
8. Bird Feathers ~ Gil Evans
9. Davenport Blues ~ Gil Evans
10. Straight No Chaser ~ Gil Evans
11. Ballad Of The Sad Young Men ~ Gil Evans
12. Joy Spring ~ Gil Evans
13. Django ~ Gil Evans
14. Chant Of The Weed ~ Gil Evans
15. La Nevada (Theme) ~ Gil Evans

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Gil Evans (piano); Chuck Wayne, Ray Crawford (guitars); Budd Johnson (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone); Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Johnny Coles (trumpet); Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Cleveland (trombone); Elvin Jones, Art Blakey (drums).
Muze PNote Gil Evans released two records on World Pacific in 1958 and 1959. They were among his earliest dates as a leader. Gil Evans & Ten was issued by Prestige in 1957, but these dates stand out more. New Bottle, Old Wine was the first of the pair and the band included four trumpets, a trio of trombones, French horn (played by Julius Watkins), a pair of tubas, Cannonball Adderley as the lone saxophonist, and a rhythm section that included either Philly Joe Jones or Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Chuck Wayne on guitar. The reading of "King Porter Stomp" is the stunner here, with Adderley's solo being a prized moment. There isn't a weak cut in the whole mess though. Other standouts include Fats Waller's "Willow Tree," "Lester Leaps In," with great solos by Wayne and Adderley, the burning finale of Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca," and Charlie Parker's "Bird Feathers" closing it out.
Muze PNote The second of these albums, Great Jazz Standards, featured a similar band with some notable differences. For one, the inclusion of soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy as a soloist and rhythm sections that included either Dennis Charles or Elvin Jones on drums, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Budd Johnson on tenor for about half the set. The finer moments here include "Ballad of the Sad Young Men," (a newish tune at the time with a fine piano solo by Evans) John Lewis' "Django," with a truly brilliant and understated solo by Lacy, who also does a commendable job on "Straight No Chaser." Johnson wails on Gil Evans' "La Nevada (Theme)." Evans arrangement of Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring" is also a killer, with his and guitarist Ray Crawford's solos. The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings is a fine collection issued by Blue Note, which, as part of the Connoisseur Series, is limited and will be out of print again soon. Don't wait. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: George Avakian; Richard Bock

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Prestige Profiles

Associated Artists and Works

Davis, Miles
The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings [Long Box] ~ Davis, Miles
Hall, Glen
Merrill, Helen

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/06/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 58300
Music Label Name Label : Blue Note (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00094635830026

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Evans,Gil
Product attributeLabel:   Blue Note
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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