The Individualism of Gil Evans

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The Individualism of Gil Evans
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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1963, April 6, May 25, July 9 & October 29, 1964
Length32:29 (original LP)
67:51 (CD reissue)
ProducerCreed Taylor
Gil Evans chronology
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The Individualism of Gil Evans is an album by pianist, conductor, arranger and composer Gil Evans originally released on the Verve label in 1964. It features Evans' big band arrangements of five original compositions (two cowritten with Miles Davis) and compositions by Kurt Weill, Bob Dorough, John Lewis and Willie Dixon. Tracks 1, 6, 7, 8 & 9 first appeared on the CD version of the album.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Highly recommended to Gil Evans fans; it is a pity he did not record more during this era".[2] Gil Evans was nominated for a Grammy Award for the album, for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group Or Soloist With Large Group (losing to Laurindo Almeida, for Guitar from Ipanema).[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Time of the Barracudas" (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) – 7:26
  2. "The Barbara Song" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) – 9:59
  3. "Las Vegas Tango" – 6:35
  4. "Flute Song/Hotel Me (Miles Davis, Gil Evans) – 12:29
  5. "El Toreador" – 3:26
  6. "Proclamation" – 3:55
  7. "Nothing Like You" (Bob Dorough, Fran Landesman) – 2:36
  8. "Concorde" (John Lewis) – 7:39
  9. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 13:46
All songs written by Gil Evans, except as indicated.

The original LP release consisted of tracks 2-5.

Collective personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 5, 2011
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards 1985". Awards & Shows. Retrieved July 27, 2018.