Gil Evans : Out of the Cool

Gil Evans : Out of the Cool


Gil Evans (piano), Budd Johnson (tenor sax, soprano sax), Eddie Caine (alto sax, flute, piccolo), Johnny Coles Phil Sunkel (trumpet), Keg Johnson, Jimmy Knepper, Tony Studd (trombone), Bill Barber (tuba), Ray Crawford (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), e.a.

Impulse 4

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45 rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - La Nevada
2 - Where Flamingos Fly
3 - Bilbao Song
4 - Stratusphunk
5 - Sunken Treasure

Recorded on November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

A groundbreaking jazz recording by the longtime Miles Davis collaborator Gil Evans highlights the latter's supreme and influential skills as a jazz orchestrator. This album is a brilliant example of Evans' ability to make a large orchestra sound like a smaller jazz combo using orchestrations that infuse the larger unit with the immediacy and spontaneity of the smaller. Out Of The Cool features some of Evan's finest compositions, including the famous "La Nevada" as well as a magnificent performance of George Russell's "Sratosphunk." Soloists include Budd Johnson (tenor), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Ray Crawford (guitar), Elvin Jones (drums), Ron Carter (bass) and Jimmy Knepper (trombone). The ensemble is superbly recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder. A must-have for all lovers of jazz.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.