Gil Evans, Live at Sweet Basil

Monday Night Orchestra

Greenwich Village, 1988

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“Gil Evans’ Monday Night Orchestra” perform live at Sweet Basil on January 11, 1988.

Ron McCarthy, camera
Neil Weiss, video documentation


Gil Evans, piano, arranger, & leader
Miles Evans, trumpet
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Shinzo Ono, trumpet
Alex Foster, tenor sax
Chris Hunter, alto sax
John Clark, French horn
Dave Taylor, trombone
Dave Bargeron, trombone
Tom “Bones” Malone, baritone sax & tuba
Gil Goldstein, synthesizer
Pete Levin, synthesizer
Hiram Bullock, guitar & vocals
Mark Egan, bass
Danny Gottlieb, drums

In April 1983 Gil Evans’ Orchestra secured a booking in Greenwich Village with, Sweet Basil jazz club owner, Horst Liepolt.

It would become their regular Monday night engagement for nearly five years.

Gil Evans and the “Monday Night Orchestra” released a string of successful albums produced by Liepolt.

Evans’ band featured top New York musicians, many were members of the “Saturday Night Live Band.”


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