Remembering Gil Evans (on the Next All This Jazz)

Dec 14, 2012

Join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, which will set sail at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1 on Saturday the 15th. We'll hear music from Tom Harrell, Keith Jarrett, Terry Gibbs, Charles Mingus, Nels Cline, Lee Konitz, and many others.

Plus we'll listen to a cut from the cult-classic album, "Jazz Raga," recorded in the mid-1960s for Impulse by Gabor Szabo, the Hungarian guitar wizard; specifically, in tribute to the late Ravi Shankar, we'll hear a tune from this album called "Ravi" (a piece on which Szabo strums both the guitar and the sitar).

And for the second hour of ATJ, our theme will be the music of Gil Evans (see LP cover herewith). The influential jazz composer, arranger, bandleader, conductor, and pianist --- perhaps best known for his string of masterpiece albums made with Miles Davis in the late 1950s and early '60s --- would have turned 100 back in May. We'll hear many great Evans arrangements and compositions, as rendered by himself and others.

It's All This Jazz on KWGS-FM --- modern jazz, both recent and classic. Check it out.