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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: May 13, 1912 | Died: March 20, 1988

Ian Ernest Gilmore Green (or Gilmore Ian Rodrigo Green) was born May 13, 1912, in Toronto, Canada, the son of Margaret Julia MacChonechy and a father he never knew. He took the name of his stepfather, and thus became Gil Evans. His stepfather was a miner, whereas his mother took care of the children of rich families, and prepared meals for campsites. Moving wherever work would take them, they went from one North-American mining site to the next, including Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and such Northwestern U.S. states as Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Their child was put in boarding houses, moving from one family to the next, until they finally settled permanently in California, around 1922. Gil went to school in Berkeley, and there, his real musical training began. The father of one of his friends was a jazz fanatic and initiated him to this music. In 1927, he took the two teenagers to see Duke Ellington at the Orpheum theater in San Francisco....
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Music

Featured recording “Sketches Of Spain”

Sketches Of Spain

Legacy Recordings
1960
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    Out Of The Cool..... Into The Hot

    Musica Jazz
    2012
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    Columbia Jazz Profiles

    Musica Jazz
    2008
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    The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

    Blue Note Records
    2007
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    The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

    Blue Note Records
    2006
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    Live at Umbria Jazz - Vol. I

    Egea Records
    2001
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    The Complete Instrumental Charts For Claude Thornill - 1942 - 1947

    Musica Jazz
    1999
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    Live 1986 - Unissued

    Musica Jazz
    1994
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