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Gil Evans - Great Jazz Standards HDTT15694

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Gil Evans - Great Jazz Standards

"Great Jazz Standards," released in 1959 by Gil Evans, is an album that showcases his exceptional arranging skills and his ability to reinterpret classic jazz compositions with a fresh and innovative approach. This album stands out as a significant work in Evans' discography and highlights his unique orchestral jazz style.
 The Album also features Evans leading a medium-sized ensemble, blending traditional big band elements with more modern and experimental touches. It includes renditions of well-known jazz standards reimagined through Evans' distinctive lens. His arrangements are characterized by intricate harmonies, inventive use of instrumental textures, and a keen sense of dynamics.

Artist(s): Piano, Arranged By, Conductor – Gil Evans
Bass – Dick Carter (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Tommy Potter (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7)
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Budd Johnson (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7)
Drums – Dennis Charles (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Elvin Jones (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7)
French Horn – Earl Chapin (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7), Bob Northern (tracks: 1, 2, 5)
Guitar – Chuck Wayne (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Ray Crawford (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7)
Reeds – Al Block (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Ed Caine (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7)
Soprano Saxophone – Steve Lacy
Trombone – Bill Eaton (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Curtis Fuller, Dick Lieb (tracks: 1, 2, 5), 
Jimmy Cleveland (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7), Rod Levitt (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7)
Trumpet – Allen Smith (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Danny Stiles (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 7),
Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci
Tuba – Bill Barber

Recording Info: Recorded in New York City on February 5, 1959 (#3,4,6,7) and early 1959 (#1,2,5)
Producer – Richard Bock
Sourced from a 2-track tape
Analog: Transferred using a modified Otari 5050 tape deck feeding a Merrill Tape Preamp
Digital: Merging Hapi Analog to Digital Converter clocked by an Antelope Audio 10MX Atomic Clock
Power Conditioning: Shunyata Research Everest 8000 for all components
All components grounded to Shunyata ALTAIRA Hubs

1 Django 8:07
2 Chant Of The Weed 4:22
3 Theme 6:15
4 Davenport Blues 4:25
5 Straight No Chaser 6:19
6 Ballad Of The Sad Young Men 3:48
7 Joy Spring 2:47


Please Note: This release was edited in DXD PCM from a DSD256 Master
then the DXD edited master was used to generate the final DSD files using
Merging Technologies Album Publishing.
DXD (352.8KHz 24/32 bit PCM) is one of the best and least destructive formats for post-processing DSD originated digital recordings

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