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
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.