New Bottle Old Wine

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New Bottle Old Wine
Studio album by Gil Evans
Released 1958
Recorded April 9-May 26, 1958
Genre Jazz
Label World Pacific
Producer George Avakian
Gil Evans chronology
Gil Evans & Ten
(1957)
New Bottle Old Wine
(1958)
Great Jazz Standards
(1960)

New Bottle Old Wine is an album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded in 1958 by Evans with an orchestra. The album is a suite of songs written by and/or associated with major jazz musicians and composers, in original arrangements by Gil Evans, featuring Cannonball Adderley as the only soloist (like the albums Evans made with Miles Davis including Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain).[1] The orchestra also featured a number of important players including Bill Barber, Frank Rehak, Johnny Coles, Art Blakey, and Paul Chambers.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and states "This is near-classic music that showed that Gil Evans did not need Miles Davis as a soloist to inspire him to greatness" [3] and The Penguin Guide to Jazz described the album as "one of [Adderley's] finest hours".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "St. Louis Blues" (W. C. Handy) - 5:26
  2. "King Porter Stomp" (Jelly Roll Morton) - 3:19
  3. "Willow Tree" (Fats Waller, Andy Razaf) - 4:40
  4. "Struttin' With Some Barbeque" (Lil Armstrong) - 4:34
  5. "Lester Leaps In" (Lester Young) - 4:17
  6. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 4:08
  7. "Manteca!" (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Babs Gonzales) - 5:18
  8. "Bird Feathers" (Charlie Parker) - 6:57
  • Recorded in New York City on April 9 (tracks 1,2,5 & 6), May 2 (track 3), 21 (track 4), and 26 (tracks 7 & 8), 1958

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Original LP sleeve notes
  2. ^ Gil Evans discography accessed February 1, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 1, 2010.