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Roland Stone
02-06-10, 03:05 AM
Recently there have been some interesting Gil Evans torrents over on Dime one features Jaco on an extended version of Up from the Skies which i think is much better than Evans lp version. The same torrent has Evans version of Stone Free. Another Evans torrent just went up featuring guest Roland Kirk and Evans version of Freedom but sadly Kirk sits out on that song.

Ayler
02-06-10, 04:56 AM
Gil Evans (translation of a translation...): "The only time I saw Jimi was when we mixed the Ampex album. He was rehearsing with his new band, Band Of Gypsys. But I never had a conversation with him."
In Las Vegas Tango - Une vie de Gil Evans by Laurent Cugny [1989]

It is said in this book that a meeting was organized by Alan Douglas but it didn't happened as Jimi died before.

karsten
02-06-10, 06:00 AM
I once knew a guy who said he had a record of Gil Evans, which consisted of arrangements that had been written for a Miles Davis/Hendrix collaboration/album. He said that after Hendrix died, Miles rejected the project but Evans later recorded it with Mike Stern I think.
Though I don't think they (Miles and Jimi) were that close to an album..

Has anybody else heard about this?

Roland Stone
02-06-10, 09:16 PM
I once knew a guy who said he had a record of Gil Evans, which consisted of arrangements that had been written for a Miles Davis/Hendrix collaboration/album. He said that after Hendrix died, Miles rejected the project but Evans later recorded it with Mike Stern I think.
Though I don't think they (Miles and Jimi) were that close to an album..

Has anybody else heard about this?

Sure, the album was released in 1975 "Gil Evans Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix". I was rather disappointed with it at the time. But apparently it was re-released and re-mastered with additional songs, so maybe that version is better. I did enjoy the live "Up From The Skies" with Paco.

Ayler
02-07-10, 04:25 AM
The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix (1974)

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/5683/122039uw6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Side 1

1. Angel
2. Crosstown Traffic / Little Miss Lover
3. Castles Made Of Sand / Foxy Lady

Side 2

1. Up From The Skies
2. 1983-A Merman I Should Turn To Be
3. Voodoo Chile
4. Gypsy Eyes

Personnel :
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