Out of the Cool (But Refreshed)

From ‘Flamingo’ to ‘La Nevada’ , we have mixed 14 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Gil Evans‘ Album “Out of the Cool’‘. “Out of the Cool (But Refreshed)” has The Gil Evans Orchestra, Dave Grusin & GRP All Star Big Band, George Russell Sextet, Helen Merrill and many more.

IMAGE : Spraying Water from Hose on Blue Summer Sky Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

allmusic: The horns are held back for long periods in the mix and the drums pop right up front, Crawford’s solo — drenched in funky blues — is smoking. When the trombones re-enter, they are slow and moaning, and the piccolo digs in for an in the pocket, pulsing break. Whoa.

George Russell : George Russell’s book, The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, first published in 1953, was the first theoretical contribution to come from jazz, and was responsible for introducing modal improvisation which resulted in the seminal recording of Miles Davis‘ “Kind of Blue.”

rateyourmusic.com : “Stratusphunk” – AHAHAHA!!! Now Gil Evans is doing completely the opposite with the trombone. He’s making Knepper fart. For the first part of the song I can picture somebody in a lion suit doing a variation on a bunny hop and people returning confused looks. It’s all about pomp.

Gil Evans : In 1962, he met Anita Cooper. They were married in 1963 and had two sons, Noah (born in 1964), and Miles (born in 1965). For four years, Gil hardly produced any music at all, and concentrated instead on raising his family. He began to record again in 1969, using medium-sized ensembles (usually twelve to fifteen musicians) in which electric instruments now began to play a very important role.

Amazon : The first and centerpiece song of Gil Evans – Out of the Cool, La Nevada (snowfall in Spanish) is one of the most beautiful and original jazz pieces ever written. Every time I hear it, it makes me stop and listen closely. The music is VISUAL, that is it conjures up images of nature dancing with joy.

ramboy : Michael Moore spent a year in New York where he did commercial work before travelling to Europe for the first time in the summer of 1978 to play with Available Jelly, the musical accompaniment to the Great Salt Lake Mime Troupe.

Verve Music Group : When this CD was released, it was a major surprise. GRP is a label whose initial reputation was made on pop-ish jazz. However, co-founders Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen always had a love for the sound of big bands and for hard bop. For this set, they gathered together some of the most notable players on their label to play 12 jazz standards dating from the mid-’40s (“Donna Lee”) up to the early ’70s (“Spain”).

Zoological Society of San Diego : In order to fly, flamingos need to run a few paces to gather speed. This speed is not related to the ground but rather to the air, so they usually take off facing into the wind. In flight, flamingos are quite distinctive, with their long necks stretched out in front and the equally long legs trailing behind.

PLAYLIST : Gil Evans – La Nevada (Theme) (5.36) . Charles Mingus – Flamingo (5.15) . The Gil Evans Orchestra – Where Flamingos Fly (2.47) . Helen Merrill – Where Flamingos Fly (5.45) . Michael Brecker – Song for Bilbao (4.13) . The Gil Evans Orchestra – Bilbao Song (4.30) . Available Jelly – Bilbao Song (8.05) . The Gil Evans Orchestra – Stratusphunk (6.05) . George Russell Sextet – Stratusphunk (4.17) . The Gil Evans Orchestra – Sunken Treasure (7.30) . Gil Evans – Time of the Barracudas (6.59) . Dave Grusin & GRP All Star Big Band – Sister Sadie (6.56) . The Gil Evans Orchestra – Sister Sadie (15.38) . The Gil Evans Orchestra – La Nevada (16.18) .


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