Since that soloist was, of course, Miles Davis, the task facing the four men was not without its challenge. Of the three much loved albums Davis and Evans recorded together between and , Porgy and Bess may be the most ambitious and fully realised, the pinnacle of the highly original approach to large-ensemble music that the arranger had been developing since his days with the Claude Thornhill band in the s. To admire the way Jeremy Brown coped with the bass lines written for Paul Chambers and the restrained panache with which Ed Richardson attacked the drum parts played in the studio by Philly Joe Jones and Jimmy Cobb was hugely impressive. Apart from a hum that briefly emerged late in the set, the amplified sound in the former Anglican church in Westminster, built in , severely damaged in the war and then restored as a concert hall, was equally sumptuous, revealing all the fine detail of the scoring. A long relationship with the music that Gil Evans and Miles Davis made together a lifetime ago tends to create an unusually strong emotional bond.
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Evans is justly regarded as the master of modern orchestration and Porgy and Bess shows him at his best. Evans died of peritonitis in CuernavacaMexico at the age of Full score and set of parts.
Trumpet range to G6. During this period while he was somewhat depressed about the commercial and logistical difficulties of his previous scoring requirements, his wife suggested that he listen to the guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Retrieved February 23, Following the first collaboration with Evans, Davis followed up on these efforts with much interest in symphonic readings, which, at the time, jazzmen were not known for, and neither were some classically trained musicians known for eans jazz scores.
Arranged by Robert Longfield. Broadway; Masterwork Arrangement; Standard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The demands of the score for Porgy and Bess were legendary, including the very first note for the lead trumpet.
Concert Band — Grade 3 Featuring: This turned out to be a regular Monday night engagement for Evans for nearly five years and also resulted in the release of a number of successful albums by Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra.
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Arranged by Robert Longfield. Broadway; Masterwork Arrangement; Standard. Penguin Guide to Jazz. Evans first married following the Birth of the Cool recording sessions and was survived by his second wife Anita Cooper and two children, Noah and Miles. Retrieved April 25, Bess you is my woman.