Gil Evans

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Birthday
13, 1912
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Mar 20, 1988 (75)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1912
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Mar 20, 1988 (75)

About

Influential jazz artist who contributed greatly to the evolution of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion.

Before Fame

He lived at Westbeth Artists Community after relocating to New York City in the forties.

Trivia

He was an arranger for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra from 1941 until 1948.

Family Life

He was born a Green, but was given his stepfather's last name Evans while he was still young.

Associated With

He and Miles Davis were frequent collaborators.