• 5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
• INCLUDES 6 BONUS TRACKS
Gil Evans’ classic album Out of the Cool (Impulse AS-4) in its entirety, featuring such stars as Budd Johnson, Johnny Coles, Jimmy Knepper, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones. The remaining song from the sessions (“Sister Sadie”), as well as the original 1959 version of “La Nevada”, and Evans’ vocal arrangement of “Where Flamingos Fly” (sung by Helen Merrill), have been added as a bonus.
As an additional bonus this CD also contains three tunes by the Gil Evans Orchestra featuring Johnny Carisi as the trumpet soloist, recorded during the same period as Out of the Cool.
- GIL EVANS, piano, arranger & conductor
- THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA:
- ON TRACKS (2) & (4-6) 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.
- 0N TRACKS (1 & 3) Same personnel as above but Ray Beckenstein (as, fl, pic) replaces Eddie Caine.
- New York, December 10 & 15, 1960.
- (*) BONUS TRACKS:
- (7) Gil Evans Orchestra. New York, February 5, 1959.
- (8) Gil Evans Orchestra featuring Helen Merrill (vcl). New York, July 27, 1956.
- (9-1): Gil Evans Orchestra featuring John Carisi (tp). New York, September-October, 1961.
- 01. LA NEVADA
- 02. WHERE FLAMINGOS FLY
- 03. BILBAO SONG
- 04. STRATUSPHUNK
- 05. SUNKEN TREASURE
- 06. SISTER SADIE
- 07. LA NEVADA [original 1959 version] (*)
- 08. WHERE FLAMINGOS FLY [vocal arrangement for Helen Merrill](*)
- 09. ANGKOR WAT (*)
- 10. BARRY’S TUNE (*)
- 11. MOON TAJ (*)