Friday, January 30, 2015

THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA – Little Wing (Live In Germany) LP-1978

Label: Circle Records – RK 101978/13
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Germany / Released: 1978
Style: Free Jazz, Fusion, Modal, Free Improvisation
Recorded live in Germany, October 19, 1978.
Cover Design By – Rudolf Kreis
Photography By [Back Cover] – Frank Spethmann
Photography By [Front Cover] – Alois Maul
Producer By – Rudolf Kreis

A1 - Dr. Jeckyl (Jackle) . . . . . . . . . . 16:12
        written by – Jackie McLean
        soloist: Gerry Niewood – alto saxophone; Terumasa Hino – trumpet;
                     Don Pate – electric bass; Lew Soloff – piccolo trumpet
A2 - The Meaning of the Blues . . . . . . . . . . . 9:04
        written by – Bobby Troup, Lee Worth
        soloist: George Adams – tenor saxophone

B  -  Little Wing . . . . . . . . . . . 25:09
        written by – Jimi Hendrix
        soloist: Pete Levin – synthesizer; Bob Stewart – tuba; Lew Soloff – trumpet;
                     Gerry Niewood – soprano saxophone; Rob Crowder – drums

Lew Soloff – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
Terumasa Hino – trumpet
Gerry Niewood – alto saxophone
George Adams – tenor saxophone, flute, percussion
Bob Stewart – tuba
Gil Evans – electric piano
Pete Levin – synthesizer
Don Pate – electric bass
Rob Crowder – drums, percussion 

Gil Evans plays some sweet electric piano – and leads a group with Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Lew Soloff on trumpet and piccolo trumpet, George Adams on tenor and flute, and Gerry Niewood on soprano sax and flute!...

Let's move a little in the '70s for this gem of a recording featuring Gil Evans and his superb group of soloists in an outstanding live set from 1978 consisting of reworkings in the unique Evans style. Every conceivable style is thrown in for good measure, the highlight of course being the superb rendition of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing clocking a staggering 25 minutes. Absolutely essential listening.


If you find it, buy this album!


  1. THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA – Little Wing (Live In Germany) LP-1978
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Cover


  2. Whaddya know... I've never heard this live Gil Evans doing Hendrix Thanks, Vitko!

  3. super, as most of Gil Evans records. thank you

  4. Very nice indeed. Thanks.

  5. Gil Evans' bands in these years were magical! Looking forward to hearing this! Many thanks.


  6. Two years later, more Hendrix live by Gil Evans on "Live at the Public Theater NY 1980" Thanks Vitko, I didn´t know this one.