Mike Gibbs + Twelve
Twelve piece ensemble conducted by Mike Gibbs playing a repertoire of arrangements by Gibbs and Gil Evans (1912-1988) in a celebration of the centenary of Evans’s birth.
Features Julian Siegel, Finn Peters and Lluis Mather (reeds), Robbie Robson, Percy Pursglove and Joe Auckland (trumpets), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Jim Rattigan (French horn), Hans Koller (piano), Jeff Williams (drums), Michael Janisch (double bass) and Sarah Williams (bass trombone).
Album “play Gil Evans” released on Whirlwind Recordings, 2013.
"Immaculately arranged, played and recorded this is an album that combines intelligence and loveliness in equal measure and is highly recommended. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.