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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 528,344 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Gil Evans is the 514th most popular musician (down from 471st in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Canada (down from 106th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Canadian Musician.

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  • 530k

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  • 54.75

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.73

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Among musicians, Gil Evans ranks 514 out of 2,662Before him are Archie Shepp, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Jermaine Jackson, Aldo Ciccolini, Tommy Ramone, and Joey DeMaio. After him are Freddie King, Ole Bull, Michel Petrucciani, Wendy Carlos, Mitch Mitchell, and Klaus Voormann.

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Among people born in 1912, Gil Evans ranks 119Before him are Kaneto Shindo, Domingos da Guia, Martha Scott, Feroze Gandhi, David Packard, and Isidro Lángara. After him are Thorbjørn Egner, Wendy Hiller, Josef Blösche, Marta Eggerth, Maria Montez, and Võ Chí Công. Among people deceased in 1988, Gil Evans ranks 72Before him are Antal Doráti, Lev Pontryagin, Andy Gibb, Takeo Miki, Khalil al-Wazir, and Trevor Howard. After him are Piero Taruffi, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Anna Mahler, Françoise Dolto, Edgar Faure, and Divine.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Gil Evans ranks 126 out of 1,350Before him are Bonar Law (1858), William Osler (1849), Brian Kernighan (1942), Gerald Bull (1928), Wilfrid Laurier (1841), and Paul Martin (1938). After him are Shania Twain (1965), Evangeline Lilly (1979), Paul Watson (1950), John Tuzo Wilson (1908), Maye Musk (1948), and William B. Davis (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Gil Evans ranks 9Before him are Neil Young (1945), Joni Mitchell (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), Avril Lavigne (1984), Loreena McKennitt (1957), and David Foster (1949). After him are Maynard Ferguson (1928), Neil Peart (1952), Robbie Robertson (1943), Diana Krall (1964), Paul Bley (1932), and Bob Ezrin (1949).

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