Gil Evans

Born 13 May 1912 in Toronto, Canada Gil Evans was a legendary jazz pianist, arranger and composer.  Perhaps best remembered for his collaborations with Miles Davis they achieved four classic albums: Birth of the Cool (played live in 1949 but released as an album in 1957), Miles Ahead (1957), Porgy and Bess (1958) and Sketches of Spain (1960).  Evans died in the Cité de l’Ecrit in Montmorillon on 20 March 1988.

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