Where Flamingos Fly

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Where Flamingos Fly
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Studio album by Gil Evans
Released 1981
Recorded 1971
Genre Jazz
Length 46:07
Label Artists House
Producer John Simon
Gil Evans chronology
Blues in Orbit
(1971)Blues in Orbit1971
Where Flamingos Fly

Where Flamingos Fly is an album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans, originally recorded in 1971 for Capitol Records but not released until 1981, and performed by Evans with an orchestra featuring Billy Harper, Howard Johnson, Johnny Coles, and Don Preston.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars stating "This transitional LP features arranger Gil Evans shortly after he decided to put together a permanent big band. Although the music didn't come out until a decade later, it is actually quite worthwhile".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions arranged and conducted by Gil Evans.
  1. "Zee Zee" (Gil Evans) - 10:58
  2. "Naña" (Mario Telles, Moacir Santos, Yanna Coti) - 4:42
  3. "Love Your Love" (Billy Harper) - 2:13
  4. "Jelly Rolls" [mistitled "Hotel Me" on the original release] (Gil Evans) - 5:32
  5. "Where Flamingos Fly" (Elthea Peale, Harold Courlander, John Benson Brooks) - 5:12
  6. "El Matador" (Kenny Dorham) - 17:30
  • Recorded in New York City in 1971.



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