The Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool (Music On Vinyl MOVLP 1286. LP review by Andrew Cartmel) It is salutary to be reminded what a great writer Gil Evans was, and this Music on Vinyl reissue of Evans’s classic album provides the perfect occasion. Recorded on Impulse in 1960 (one of the label’s very first releases) it was Evan’s fourth outing as a leader, in the wake of his successful collaborations with Miles Davis. The title evokes his first recordings with Miles, which collectively became known as The Birth of the Cool. But it’s more specifically a continuation of the work begun with Miles Ahead in 1957, a new kind of big band music, possessed of a machine-tooled polish — sophisticated, cool and modernist. The opening track of the album, La Nevada, is an extended (fifteen and a half minutes) film noir masterpiece. It begins with solo, mysterioso Morse-code piano from Evans, a signal of intent from a shadowy realm, then shakers creep in courtesy of the spectacular percussionist Charlie Persip.
Upright bass from Ron Carter begins to give structure to the piece. Drummer Elvin Jones picks up the Morse code on the cymbals.
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