Great Jazz Standards

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Great Jazz Standards
Studio album by Gil Evans
Released September 1959
Recorded Early 1959
New York City
Genre Jazz
Label World Pacific
Producer Richard Bock
Gil Evans chronology
New Bottle Old Wine
(1958)
Great Jazz Standards
(1959)
Out of the Cool
(1961)

Great Jazz Standards is an album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded in 1959 by Evans with an orchestra featuring Johnny Coles, Steve Lacy, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Cleveland, Budd Johnson, Ray Crawford, and Elvin Jones.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it "Highly recommended".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Davenport Blues" (Bix Beiderbecke) - 4:26
  2. "Straight, No Chaser" (Thelonious Monk) - 6:19
  3. "Ballad of the Sad Young Men" (Fran Landerman, Tommy Wolf) - 4:00
  4. "Joy Spring" (Clifford Brown) - 2:48
  5. "Django" (John Lewis) - 8:06
  6. "Chant Of The Weed" (Don Redman) - 4:25
  7. "La Nevada" [a.k.a. "Theme"] (Gil Evans) - 6:17

Recorded on February 5, 1959 (tracks 3, 4, 6 & 7) and early 1959 (tracks 1, 2 & 5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gil Evans discography accessed February 1, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 1, 2010.