Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Play Gil Evans/Gerry Mull... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: A Very Good CD of the 2004 Fresh Sounds edition (FSR-CD 365, as pictured). Jewel case slightly scuffed, a few spokes missing from case. Booklet, insert, and disc all fine. Ready to ship
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.55
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Play Gil Evans/Gerry Mulligan

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, July 20, 2004
"Please retry"
$21.93
$14.50 $14.49

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$21.93 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Play Gil Evans/Gerry Mulligan
  • +
  • Collection 1934-53
Total price: $29.52
Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 20, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fresh Sounds Spain
  • ASIN: B0002SVMKC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,692 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Claude Thornhill Store

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
50%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have always wanted to own some Claude Thornhill but never found the CD I wanted until I spotted this gem.

Thornhill is an interesting figure in the history of jazz because he is best known as an arranger and as a band-leader who provided a home for two other musican/arrangers from the late 40's and onward -- Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan.

Gil Evans was the arranger who is perhaps best known for arranging the charts for several collaborations with Miles Davis in the late 50's and early 60's: Miles Ahead, Sketches of Spain, Porgy and Bess, and Quiet Nights. Gerry Mulligan was a well known figure in the "cool" jazz movement of the 50's (and played for many years after that). Together, Gil Evans, Miles Davis and Gerry Mulligan were the driving forces between the "Birth of the Cool" sessions that were some landmark recordings of the late 40's.

So - back to Thornhill. He started as an arranger and then led a band prior to taking a break during WWII. After WWII he formed a band with lots of talented sidemen (e.g., Lee Konitz) and provided a home for Gil Evans and later Gerry Mulligan to write arrangements.

Big bands were struggling to survive after WWII, and Thornhill's book of arrangements was a blend of traditional big band sounds, interesting arrangements that included instrumentation like French Horns and Tubas, and songs that were adaptations of bebop classics like "Donna Lee." You also get to hear the Thornhill arrangement of "Jeru," a song that was also part of the "Birth of the Cool" sessions.

I have always wanted some Thornhill but never wanted to wade through his other stuff by other arrangers -- all I wanted was the Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan arrangements, and here it is!
Read more ›
1 Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
One of those bits of jazz history I heard about from the Radio. Thank the goodness of listener-sponsored RADIO that has brought me so much either through KCSM or such NPR shows as Fresh Air or All Things Considered. Gil Evans was a master. It is especially good to be able to listen in to such talent.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Play Gil Evans/Gerry Mulligan
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Play Gil Evans/Gerry Mulligan