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!