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Gil Evans (I) (1912–1988)

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912 in Toronto, Canada as Ian Ernest Gilmore Green. He was married to Anita Powell and Lilian Grace. He died on March 20, 1988 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. See full bio »


(age 75) in Cuernavaca, Mexico

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The Salton Sea Soundtrack
Absolute Beginners Music Department
The Color of Money Music Department
High Heels Soundtrack


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 2017 Jeune femme (performer: "Las Vegas Tango") / (writer: "Las Vegas Tango")
 2015 Miles Ahead (writer: "Gone", "Solea")
 2008 A Christmas Tale (performer: "Bulbs")
 2002 The Salton Sea (writer: "Saeta")
 1998 Trzy dni z zycia malzenskiego (Short) (writer: "The Pan Piper")
 1995 The Flower of My Secret (writer: "Soleá")
 1993 Miles Davis & Quincy Jones: Live at Montreux (Video) (writer: "Boplicity", "Maids of Cadiz", "Miles Ahead", "Blues for Pablo", "The Pan Piper", "Solea")
 1991 High Heels (writer: "Soleá", "Saeta")
 1986 Absolute Beginners (arranger: "That's Motivation", "Riot City", "Killer Blow", "So What (Lyric Version)", "Have You Ever Had It Blue", "Boogie Stop Shuffle (The Rough and the Smooth)", "Better Git It in Your Soul (The Hot and the Cool)", "The Naked and the Dead", "Va Va Voom") / (performer: "Boogie Stop Shuffle (The Rough and the Smooth)", "Better Git It in Your Soul (The Hot and the Cool)", "Va Va Voom") / (writer: "The Naked and the Dead", "Va Va Voom")
 1985 Insignificance (arranger: "Jupitar Variations")
 1971 The Sea in Your Future (TV Movie documentary) (arranger: "Bluefish") / (performer: "Bluefish") / (writer: "Bluefish")
 1959 The Sound of Miles Davis (TV Movie) (writer: "Blues for Pablo")
 1941 Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra (Short) (arranger: "The Birth of the Blues" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: "Out of the Cool" (Impulse Records) See more »

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Chief arranger for Claude Thornhill during the 1940's. Later a leading figure in the 'birth of the cool' movement on the West Coast, noted especially for his work with Miles Davis. See more »


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