Gil Evans – The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music of Jimi Hendrix

Gil Evans - The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music of Jimi Hendrix CB098 front

For your listening pleasure we have a CD-4 album by Canadian jazz composer, conductor and pianist Gil Evans. Released in 1974 this LP features arrangements of songs by Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was scheduled to record with Gil Evans’ Orchestra but died before the session could take place. This vinyl was provided for transfer by member Simon A. and we thank him for making it available for many ears to enjoy.   Enjoy  CB

Allmusic

Release: CB098

Source: CD-4

Format: DVD-A/V MLP/DTS/D

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6 Responses to Gil Evans – The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music of Jimi Hendrix

  1. jaypfunk says:

    I wasn’t sure what to expect but I really loved this. So unique and the musicians are killer.

  2. I actually saw this project performed live at the Fillmore East in NYC. Gil Evans was the opening band (I forget for who at the moment.) I do have a clear recollection of a skinny, ravaged looking Evans stalking around the stage conducting, and listening to this crazy take on Hendrix. Didn’t know what to make of it at the time. Never heard the album though. Looks interesting.

  3. Thank you for doing your trademark bang up job on this release Cap! I hope many will enjoy this interesting blend of Jazz, Rock with light strokes of Easy Listening. The mix is quite dense considering the number of players but there is still a good level of discrete elements. I was happy to send this your way for a conversion.

    Simon A.

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