THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 pure virgin vinyl LPs in Gatefold packaging
Gil Evans began recording his own albums during 1958-59 thanks to the success of his first Bcollaboration with Miles BDavis, Miles Ahead, in 1957. Although he was already respected among his peers, Miles Ahead brought the pianist/ composer/arranger far greater recognition. BIt wasn’t his first collaborative work with Miles, however, as the two had been co-creators of the spectacular Birth of the Cool nonet in 1948-49, which was celebrated among musicians Bbut received little public attention and went relatively unnoticed for a number of years.
"Out of the Cool" was recorded a short time after Evans completed a six-week job at the Jazz Gallery club in New York City; the personnel was largely the same (including such stars as Jimmy Knepper, Budd Johnson, Johnny Coles and Ron Carter), with the addition of Elvin Jones.
GIL EVANS, piano, arranger & conductor
THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
A2 & B2-B4:
Johnny Coles, Phil Sunkel (tp), Jimmy Knepper, Keg Johnson (tb),
Tony Studd (b-tb), Bill Barber (tu), Budd Johnson (ts, sop),
Eddie Caine (fl, pic, as), Bob Tricarico (bassoon, fl, pic),
Gil Evans (p, arr, cond), Ray Crawford (g), Ron Carter (b),
Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones (d, perc).
New York, November 18 & 30, 1960.
A1 & B1: Same personnel as above except Ray Beckenstein (as, fl, pic) replaces Eddie Caine.
New York, December 10 & 15, 1960.
1 LA NEVADA
2 WHERE FLAMINGOS FLY
1 BILBAO SONG
3 SUNKEN TREASURE