The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix

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The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
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Studio album by Gil Evans Orchestra
Released 1974
Recorded June 11, 12 & 13, 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 74:33 Reissue with bonus tracks
Label RCA CPL1-0667
Producer Gil Evans
Gil Evans chronology
Svengali
(1973)Svengali1973
The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
(1974)
There Comes a Time
(1975)There Comes a Time1975

The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix is an album of Jimi Hendrix's compositions arranged by jazz composer, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded in 1974 and performed by Evans with an orchestra featuring David Sanborn, Howard Johnson, Billy Harper, and John Abercrombie.[1] The album was re-released with additional tracks on CD in 1988.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Evans' arrangements uplift many of Hendrix's more blues-oriented compositions and create a memorable set that is rock-oriented but retains the improvisation and personality of jazz".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimi Hendrix

  1. "Angel" – 4:09
  2. "Crosstown Traffic/Little Miss Lover" - 6:32
  3. "Castles Made of Sand/Foxey Lady" - 11:26
  4. "Up from the Skies" [Take 1 - Original Master] – 9:16
  5. "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)" - 7:32
  6. "Voodoo Child" – 5:02
  7. "Gypsy Eyes" - 3:40
  8. "Little Wing - 5:33 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Up from the Skies" [Take 2 - Alternate Take] - 9:53 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded in RCA's Studio B in New York City on June 11 (tracks 4 & 9), June 12 (tracks 2, 6 & 7) and June 13 (tracks 1, 3 & 5), 1974, and April 14, 25 & 28, 1975 (track 8)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gil Evans discography accessed June 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Discogs album entry, accessed June 12, 2014
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 12, 2014.
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 74. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.