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Gil Evans

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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Albums

The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix
The Gil Evans...
RCA Legacy; Columbia/Legacy
2016
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Out Of The Cool........
Musica Jazz
2012
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[no cover]
Columbia Jazz Profiles
Musica Jazz
2008
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The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions
The Complete Pacific...
Blue Note Records
2007
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The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions
The Complete Pacific...
Blue Note Records
2006
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Live at Umbria Jazz - Vol. I
Live at Umbria Jazz -...
Egea Records
2001
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