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Gil Evans Centenary

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 June 2012

Jazz Line-Up presented by Kevin Le Gendre celebrates the 100th birthday of Gil Evans and a performance of his work "Miles Ahead", featuring his son Miles on trumpet together with British trumpeter Henry Lowther. The performance was given on the actual day of Gil Evans 100th birthday "Sunday 13th May" and given by the London Jazz Orchestra conducted by Scott Stroman. The event was exclusively recorded at the Vortex jazz Club in London.
The word is unique in that there are no chordal instruments scored and there is only one saxophone (Alto) in the band, the rest is Woodwind, Trombones, Trumpets, French Horns, Tuba and Acoustic Bass.
On the broadcast, Miles Evans (Gil's son) describes the reasoning behind it and speaks of his relationship with his father.
Band Members:
Trumpets:- Noel Langley, Mike Lovatt, Robbie Robson, Yazz Ahmed, Adam Chatterton / Trombones: Pete Beachill, Gordon Campbell, Mattias Eskilsson / Bass Trombone: Richard Henry / Tuba: Oren Marshall / Horns: Dave Lee, Paul Cott / Alto Saxophone: Martin Speake / Woodwinds: Martin Hathaway, Pete Hurt, Josephine Davies, Mick Foster / Bass: Alec Dankworth / Drums: Paul Clarvis
Soloists - Trumpets: Miles Evans , Henry Lowther
Director - Scott Stroman.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for The Gil Evans Orchestra

    The Gil Evans Orchestra La Nevada

    Composer: Gil Evans

    The Impulse Album, Impulse 560 401

  • Image for The Gil Evans Orchestra

    The Gil Evans Orchestra Synchronicity

    Composer: Sumner

    Jazz Legends – Gil Evans, BBC BBCJ 7007-2

  • Image for The Gil Evans Orchestra

    The Gil Evans Orchestra Stone Free

    Composer: Jimi Hendrix

    Jazz Legends – Gil Evans, BBC BBCJ 7007-2

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) Springsville

    Composer: John Carisi Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) The Maids of Cadiz

    Composer: Leo Delibes Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) The Duke

    Composer: Dave Brubeck Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) My Ship

    Composer: Kurt Weill Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) Miles Ahead

    Composer: Miles Davis, Gil Evans Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) Blues for Pablo

    Composer: Gil Evans Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) New Rhumba

    Composer: Ahmad Jamal Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) The Meaning of the Blues

    Composer: Bobby Troup, Leah Worth Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) Lament

    Composer: J.J.Johnson Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • The London Jazz Orchestra, Henry Lowther (Trumpet), Miles Evans (Trumpet), Scott Stroman (Director) I Don’t Want To Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)

    Composer: Jack Elliot, Harold Spina Arranger: Miles Davis, Gil Evans BBC Recording, recorded on 13th May 2012, at The Vortex, London

  • Image for Abram Wilson

    Abram Wilson Rainbows and Fantasies

    Performers: Abram Wilson (Trumpet), Peter Edwards (Piano), Karl Rasheed-Abel (Bass), Graham Godfrey (Drums) Composer: Abram Wilson

    Life Paintings, DUNE DUNCD 017

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