Into the Hot (Gil Evans album)

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Into the Hot
Into the Hot.jpg
Studio album by Gil Evans
Released 1962
Recorded September 14, October 6, 10 & 31, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 41:30
Label Impulse!
Producer Creed Taylor
Gil Evans chronology
Out of the Cool
(1961)Out of the Cool1961
Into the Hot
Quiet Nights
(1962)Quiet Nights1962
Cecil Taylor chronology
New York City R&B
(1961) New York City R&B1961
Into the Hot
(1962) Into the Hot1962
Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come
(1962) Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come1962

Into the Hot is an album released under the auspices of Gil Evans featuring a large ensemble under the direction of John Carisi and the Cecil Taylor Unit.[1] The album was released on the Impulse! label in 1961.

Composer/trumpeter John Carisi's three tracks are performed by an orchestra drawn from the top ranks of New York jazz and studio musicians and features solos by Phil Woods.

Cecil Taylor's contribution consists of two tracks by Taylor and a quintet with Archie Shepp, Jimmy Lyons, Henry Grimes and Sunny Murray. The group expanded to a septet with the addition of Ted Curson and Roswell Rudd on a third track.

(The Cecil Taylor recordings from this album were also released on Mixed in 1998 along with tracks by Roswell Rudd's sextet.)[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moon Taj" (John Carisi) - 8:25
  2. "Pots" (Cecil Taylor) - 5:50
  3. "Angkor Wat" (Carisi) - 6:24
  4. "Bulbs" (Taylor) - 6:55
  5. "Barry's Tune" (Carisi) - 3:43
  6. "Mixed" (Taylor) - 10:13

Recorded September 14 (track 3), October 6 (track 5), October 10 (tracks 2, 4, & 6) & October 31 (track 1), 1961


Supervised and Conducted by GIL EVANS

The JOHN CARISI Orchestra

The CECIL TAYLOR Quintet/Septet


  1. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 9 July 2009
  2. ^ Cecil Taylor Sessionography accessed 9 July 2009
  3. ^ Down Beat: May 24, 1962 vol. 29, no. 11
  4. ^ Allmusic Review