Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gil Evans, Charles Mingus|
Battle Of The Bands: Gil Evans Vs. Charles Mingus
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Don't be Fooled!
Nacho | Santiago, Chile | 08/30/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Although this is a good cd, it is not what it says it is. This is not an actual concert of Mingus vs. Evans, but a collection of Mingus songs, and a collection of Gil Evans songs, put together on the same cd. The Mingus songs appear to be the same ones on New Tijuana Moods (without the alternate takes). Of course, all the Mingus is incredible (you can't go wrong with Mingus!), but i didn't like all the Evans songs, a bit too modern for my taste, almost fusion. There is 'up from the skies' from the Gil plays Hendrix cd which is ok (nothing compared to the Jimi's version though). The best song by Gil on this cd is King Porter Stomp. Just wanted to warn people, so they wouldn't make the same mistake as I did."