The Gil Evans Orchestra records the album ‘Out of the Cool’ for Impulse! (1960)

‘Out of the Cool’ by The Gil Evans Orchestra. is an album recorded on November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960 and released in February 1961 by Impulse!

Track Listing : 1.La Nevada (Gil Evans) – 15:38 . 2.Where Flamingos Fly (Elthea Peale, Harold Courlander, John Benson Brooks) – 05:14 . 3.Bilbao Song (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 04:13 . 4.Stratusphunk (George Russell) – 08:04 . 5.Sunken Treasure (Gil Evans) – 04:16 . 6.Sister Sadie (Horace Silver) – 06:57

Arnold Newman

Musicians : Gil Evans – Piano . Johnny Coles – Trumpet . Phil Sunkel – Trumpet . Keg Johnson – Trombone . Jimmy Knepper – Trombone . Tony Studd – Bass Trombone . Bill Barber – Tuba . Ray Beckenstein – Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo . Eddie Caine – Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo . Budd Johnson – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone . Bob Tricarico – Flute, Piccolo, Bassoon . Ray Crawford – Guitar . Ron Carter – Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums . Charli Persip – Drums

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor

Package : Hollis King – Art Direction . Robert Flynn – Cover Design . Arnold Newman asterisques RVM – Cover Photo . Tom Stewart – Liner Notes

Recorded On November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In February 1961 By Impulse!.

(Source Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool | Out of the Cool -| Gil Evans – Official website)

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my vinyl review
If there is one Gil Evans title outside of his work with Miles that is mandatory, Out of the Cool would be it. Original pressings can suffer from distortion and are difficult to find in clean condition. Although the Alto Analogue also suffers some degree of distortion, it otherwise sounds very good, but is now out of print. […]

Percussion here, with maracas, is more of a coloration deviceand the blues emerge from the trumpets and from Carter. It’s an odd way to close a record, but its deep-night feel is something that may echo the “cool” yet looks toward something deeper and hotter — which is exactly what followed later with Into the Hot. This set is not only brilliant, it’s fun. […]

‘Out of the Cool’ by The Gil Evans Orchestra. on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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