September 14, 2022 Playlist

The Gil Evans Orchestra "Out Of The Cool" (1961)
The Gil Evans Orchestra "Out Of The Cool"  1961 (Canada/USA)
Creed Taylor passed away this year at the age of 93. Among his many achievements, he founded the Impulse! record label which released some of the best jazz of the 1960's. He was hired by ABC records to run a new label which was to be devoted to "cutting edge modern jazz", and his masterstroke was signing John Coltrane who became the flagship artist not just for the Impulse! label, but for jazz itself in the 1960's. But amazingly, Taylor quit that job after barely a year! The three most important albums Creed Taylor personally produced while he was at the label were Coltrane's ambitious Africa album, Oliver Nelson's also ambitious The Blues And The Abstract Truth (both of these albums also featuring young phenom Eric Dolphy), and this week's Classic Album for Gil Evans. Evans was a hot commodity at the time due to his work arranging music for Miles Davis on his classic albums like Sketches Of Spain which had been released the previous year. One of the all-time great jazz arrangers, Evans had little formal training (a couple years of community college; I'm not even sure he studied music). Out Of The Cool was an interesting step forward for Evans, being looser and "funkier" than his earlier work, and incorporating more improvisation. His "orchestra" on this album crucially included a stellar rhythm section: Elvin Jones on the drums and the GOAT bassist Ron Carter. 
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
The BeatlesHer MajestyAbbey Road1969UK
Neil Young & Crazy HorseGod Save The Queen (trad.)Americana2012Canada/USA
QueenGod Save The Queen (trad.)A Night At The Opera1975UK
QueenKiller QueenSheer Heart Attack1974UK
KISSBeth (live)KISS Alive! II1978USA
The KinksVictoriaArthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire)1969UK
Ty Segall Distraction"Hello, Hi" (N)
2022 (Drag City)USA
The Babe Rainbow Love Forever (live)Levitation Sessions (N)2022 (Reverberation Appreciation Society)Australia
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Ice VIce, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava (N - forthcoming album)2022 (KGLW)Australia
The Natural Yogurt Band Sticky FingersDance The Devil Away (N)2022 (BMM)UK
Superorganism FlyingWorld Wide Pop (N)2022 (Domino)UK/USA/Australia
Bronze Crack In The Surface
Absolute Compliance (N)
2022 (Castle Face)USA
Panda Bear & Sonic Boom WhirlpoolReset (N)2022 (Domino)USA/UK
The BeatlesA Day In The LifeSgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band1967UK
David BowieFive YearsThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars1972UK
Kate BushRunning Up That Hill (A Deal With God)Hounds Of Love1985UK
The Good The Bad & The Queen
(Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Simon Tong & Tony Allen)
The Good The Bad & The QueenThe Good The Bad & The Queen2007UK/Nigeria
CornershopBrimful Of AshaWhen I Was Born For The 7th Time1997UK
GenesisDancing With The Moonlit KnightSelling England By The Pound1973UK
Freddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine
Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette)
Povo (live)In Concert Volume One1973USA
Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim Aguas de Marco ("Waters of March")Elis & Tom1974Brazil
The Gil Evans Orchestra
(with Ron Carter, Elvin Jones)
La NevadaOut Of The Cool
The Gil Evans Orchestra
(with Ron Carter, Elvin Jones)
Sunken TreasureOut Of The Cool
"The Gil Evans Orchestra"
but actually it's Cecil Taylor with Archie Shepp!
BulbsInto The Hot1962USA
Oliver Nelson
(with Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans)
Hoe-Down (Aaron Copeland)The Blues And The Abstract Truth1961USA
John Coltrane
(with Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones)
SelflessnessSelflessnessrec. 1965, rel. 1969USA

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