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To Miles Davis, Gil Evans was "hipper than hip", a profoundly original arranger-composer whose sumptuous impressionism influenced the whole of post-war jazz. In a programme first heard in 2013, Geoffrey Smith picks some personal favourites from the rich array of Evans's work, including his classic collaborations with Davis and the evocative masterpieces he created under his own name.

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50 Greatest Jazz Artists

50 Greatest Jazz Artists

Geoffrey Smith and Helen Mayhew present the BBC Music 50 Greatest Jazz Artists.