Gil Evans

1912 - 1988

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Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans (né Green; May 13, 1912 – March 20, 1988) was a Canadian–American jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest orchestrators in jazz, playing an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz, and jazz fusion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gil Evans has received more than 455,275 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gil Evans is the 471st most popular musician (up from 472nd in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Canada and the 7th most popular Canadian Musician.

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  • 65.50

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

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Among musicians, Gil Evans ranks 471 out of 2,675Before him are Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Yann Tiersen, Paul Badura-Skoda, Erroll Garner, John Frusciante, and Duane Allman. After him are Clifford Brown, Antonio Bazzini, Krystian Zimerman, Dennis Wilson, Riccardo Cocciante, and Captain Beefheart.

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Among people born in 1912, Gil Evans ranks 109Before him are Dinmukhamed Kunaev, Edmond Jabès, Joachim Schepke, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Louis Paul Boon, and Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark. After him are Marta Eggerth, Isidro Lángara, Aymoré Moreira, Duško Popov, Wendy Hiller, and Kaneto Shindo. Among people deceased in 1988, Gil Evans ranks 65Before him are Giacinto Scelsi, Trường Chinh, Anne Ramsey, Renato Salvatori, Françoise Dolto, and Lev Pontryagin. After him are Khalil al-Wazir, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, George Uhlenbeck, Henry Murray, Raymond Williams, and Andy Gibb.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Gil Evans ranks 106 out of 1,130Before him are Bruce Greenwood (1956), William B. Davis (1938), Katheryn Winnick (1977), Linda Evangelista (1965), Myron Scholes (1941), and Joshua Slocum (1844). After him are Tom Cavanagh (1963), Michael Ironside (1950), William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), Joseph Wiseman (1918), Nathan Fillion (1971), and Ann Rutherford (1917).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Gil Evans ranks 7Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934), Glenn Gould (1932), Neil Young (1945), Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), and Avril Lavigne (1984). After him are Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Neil Peart (1952), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Diana Krall (1964), and Robbie Robertson (1943).