Gil Evans Paris Blues

Paris Blues
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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Sunny Side


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Personnel: Gil Evans (piano, electric piano); Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone).
Producers: Jean-Jacques Pussiau, Francois Lemaire.
Recorded at Family Sound Studio, Paris, France on November 30 & December 1, 1987. Includes liner notes by Steve Lacy.
Personnel: Gil Evans (piano, electric piano); Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone).
Audio Mixer: Laurent Peyron.
Liner Note Authors: Jean-Pierre Leloir; Steve Lacy.
Recording information: Family Sound Studio, Paris, France (11/30/1987/12/01/1987).
Photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir.
Two veteran avant-gardists get together for a deceptively casual session and wind up with a contemporary jazz masterpiece--one reason being that Gil Evans and Steve Lacy were shrewd enough to choose superior tunes by Mingus (four pieces!) and Duke ("Paris Blues") instead of relying on a few perfunctory heads to noodle away on. Also, the special timbral blend of electric piano and soprano sax (Lacy is still the greatest player since Bechet) lends the sound a hip modern sheen, striking even in 1987. PARIS BLUES is just more proof, if any was needed, that these two cats just never stopped growing.

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  • UPC: 016728350525
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