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Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

Read "The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

How do you summarize the history of jazz on a couple records? Ask Gil Evans. His two records New Bottle Old Wine (1958) and Great Jazz Standards (1959), originally released on World Pacific, have been reissued on one CD entitled The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions. Each of the fifteen tracks is a chapter in the music's ...

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Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

Read "The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions" reviewed by Greg Camphire

While perhaps best remembered for his landmark Miles Davis collaborations, arranger/bandleader/pianist Gil Evans' work with his own ensembles is notable in its own right. This reissue of The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions combines two crucial Evans albums from 1958 and 1959: New Bottle, Old Wine and Great Jazz Standards. The fifteen overall performances capture Evans' expansive ...

Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

Read "The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

"Complete" in this case refers to two LPs worth of primo early Gil Evans.The first LP on this disc answers the question of what would have happened if Evans had written a concerto for anyone other than Miles Davis. “New Bottle, Old Wine" is a version of the “Miles Ahead" concerto concept for Cannonball Adderley. And ...

Gil Evans: The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

Read "The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions" reviewed by Chris May

If Stan Kenton's ponderous Sophisticated Approach (1961) showed how little jazz it is possible to make with an orchestra the size of Texas, Gil Evans' The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions shows how much more you can make with a lot less. The CD brings together two collections of brilliantly reimagined standards, New Bottle, Old Wine (1958) ...