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Bud and Bird

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Released  1987
Bud and Bird (1986)  Farewell (1986)
Release date  1987
Genre  Jazz
Length  66:30
Artist  Gil Evans
Label  Evidence
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Recorded  December 1 and 22, 1986 at Sweet Basil, NYC
Producer  Horst Liepolt & Shigeyuki Kawashima
Similar  Gil Evans albums, Jazz albums

Gil evans bud and bird

Bud and Bird is a live album by jazz composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Gil Evans recorded at Sweet Basil by the Japanese King Records in conjunction with club owner Horst Liepolt in 1986 featuring Evans' Monday Night Orchestra which included Hamiet Bluiett, Bill Evans, and Johnny Coles and originally released in Germany on the Electric Bird label before being released on CD in the US on the Evidence label in .


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In 1989 the album received the Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "Some critics rapped Evans' '80s orchestras for their almost chaotic sound and loose feel. But Evans wanted a sprawling sensibility, and although his bands often seemed disorganized, they always maintained discipline in the midst of what others thought sounded like musical anarchy".

Track listing

  1. "Bud and Bird" (Gil Evans) - 8:48
  2. "Half Man, Half Cookie" (Bill Evans) - 10:27
  3. "Gates - Illuminations" (Mark Egan) - 17:40
  4. "Nicaragua Blues" (Tom Malone) - 7:44
  5. "Groove from the Louvre" (John Clark) - 21:51
  • Recorded at Sweet Basil in NYC on December 1, 1986 (tracks 2 & 3) and December 22, 1986 (tracks 1, 4 & 5)
  • Personnel

  • Gil Evans - piano, electric piano, arranger, conductor
  • Lew Soloff, Shunzo O'no, Miles Evans - trumpet
  • Johnny Coles - flugelhorn (track 5)
  • Dave Bargeron - trombone
  • Dave Taylor - bass trombone
  • John Clark - French horn, hornette, arranger
  • Chris Hunter - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Bill Evans - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, arranger
  • Hamiet Bluiett - baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Hiram Bullock - guitar
  • Pete Levin, Gil Goldstein - keyboards
  • Mark Egan - electric bass, arranger
  • Danny Gottlieb - drums
  • Songs

    1Bud And Bird8:48
    2Half Man - Half Cookie10:30
    3Gates - Illumination17:39


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