The composer and arranger made legendary music with Miles Davis, but 'Out of the Cool' is of enormous importance as well.
Gil Evans was one of the most important arrangers in the history of jazz.
You may not know they exist, but the best music arrangers can lift a song to new heights, making all the difference to whether it’s a hit or not.
Recorded over three sessions between 1949 and 1950, Miles Davis’ ‘Birth Of The Cool’ is a landmark jazz album.
Arguably the best-known tuba player in contemporary jazz, Johnson also played with Gil Evans, Archie Shepp and many more.
“Few artists have made such an impact on the music of an era as Charlie Parker did in shaping the sounds of the 20th century", says UMe President and CEO, Bruce Resnikoff.
The album features three songs by David Bowie that weren't included on any of his studio albums, along with exclusive tracks recorded by Sade, The Style Council, Ray Davies and Jerry Dammers.
The collection marks the 70th anniversary of the initial sessions for the 'Birth of the Cool' album, released in 1957 as a collection of recordings from 1949 and 1950.
Recorded in late 1960, Out of the Cool by Gil Evans was one of the first four LPs released on the impulse! label.