3LP - 180g Black Vinyl housed in a Gatefold cover with liner notes by Michael Laages.
Second release of the new "Live At Fabrik Hamburg" series on Jazzline in cooperation with the legendary venue and NDR Kultur - is this previously unreleased concert from jazz great Gil Evans with a 16-strong all-star cast from 1986.
It will be released as a double CD in a three-piece digipak and as a triple LP in a triple gatefold cover that includes detailed liner notes by Michael Laages. By the 1980s, the Gil Evans Orchestra's repertoire had developed into a distinctive blend of Jimi Hendrix melodies, the band members' own compositions and occasional references to Gil's older recordings. This concert in Hamburg contained four songs by Hendrix, with only one ("Up From The Skies") being part of an original studio album. The regular performances in Europe meant that the audience of the band was getting younger and was also well acquainted with rock music.
A year and a half after this performance, Gil Evans passed away. He will rightly be remembered forever for the brilliant albums he recorded with Miles Davis and under his own name. In reality, however, he lived three quite contrasting musical lives. As was the case with his Monday evening concerts in New York's Sweet Basil, this Hamburg performance is a reminder of the lively late phase of Gil Evans. Here a great all- star ensemble played an outstanding concert of eight pieces in over two hours.
A1. Stone Free (19:59)
B1. Up From The Skies (10:16)
B2. Little Wing (18:15)
C1. Subway (23:38)
D1. There Comes A Time & “Birdland” (23:29)
E1. Sometimes (8:08)
E2. Voodoo Chile (9:07)
F1. Orgone (17:02)