“Dancing on a Great Big Rainbow” is a rare, but welcomed, original composition by Gil, written for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra in late 1950. Gil had reworked this arrangement for several different bands during this time, but somehow the piece went unrecorded. Thankfully we were able to record this amazing, unique chart for the first time on our album, CENTENNIAL: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans on ArtistShare® in celebration of Gil’s 100th birthday in 2012.
In addition to the study score, you will also receive a PDF download of a scanned page from Gil's original manuscript. You will also have access to a supplemental video in which I explain the unique history behind my discovery of this "lost" work and a streaming audio show in which I analyze the chart, discussing Gil's use of harmony, orchestration, and more.
I've worked on bringing this music back to life for a very long time, and it I am confident I can provide you with new insights into these previously forgotten masterpieces. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity get your hands on this priceless study score from one of the greatest, most dynamic composer/arrangers in jazz history.