Gil Evans

Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans (born Green; May 13, 1912 – March 20, 1988) was a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest orchestrators in jazz, playing an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion. He is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with Miles Davis.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 13th, 1912 (Toronto), Died March 20th, 1988 (Cuernavaca)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-036073 10-in. 3/24/1939 Strange enchantment Skinnay Ennis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo arranger  


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