Product Code: BN-LA461-H2
Artist: Gil Evans
Origin: USA
Label: Blue Note (1975)
Format: 2 X LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Jazz U

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Very smart clean double vinyl housed in a nice gatefold cover ..  

This two-LP set (put out in 1975) combines together a pair of arranger Gil Evans's greatest sessions. Both New Bottles Old Wine and Great Jazz Standards were reissued for a period on CD before also going out-of-print. The former session features altoist Cannonball Adderley in peak form as the main soloist on such tunes as "St. Louis Blues," "Struttin' with Some Barbeque," "Lester Leaps In," "Manteca" and a classic reworking of Jelly Roll Morton's "King Porter Stomp"; other soloists include trombonist Frank Rehak, trumpeter Johnny Coles and Evans himself on piano. The second date, highlighted by a very memorable rendition of "Straight No Chaser," also has "Davenport Blues," "Joy Spring" and "Django" among the highlights; key soloists include trumpeter Johnny Coles, Steve Lacy on soprano and tenorman Budd Johnson. Essential music.