Gil Evans

1912 - 1988

Gil Evans

Ian Ernest Gilmore Evans (born 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 363,988 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 474th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 360k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Gil Evans ranks 474 out of 2,258Before him are Glenn Tipton, Thom Yorke, George Young, Charlie Haden, King Oliver, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. After him are Eric Singer, Bill Ward, Rick Astley, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Rubén González, and Gene Krupa.

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Among people born in 1912, Gil Evans ranks 103Before him are Roy Sullivan, Marta Eggerth, Edmond Jabès, David Packard, Fritz Fischer, and Maria Montez. After him are Barbara Hutton, Igor Markevitch, Aymoré Moreira, Perry Como, Jean Françaix, and Nancy Wake. Among people deceased in 1988, Gil Evans ranks 64Before him are Richard S. Castellano, Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Françoise Dolto, Khalil al-Wazir, Gaston Eyskens, and Seán MacBride. After him are Giacinto Scelsi, Chico Mendes, Takeo Miki, Henry Murray, Edgar Faure, and Hiroaki Sato.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Gil Evans ranks 106 out of 840Before him are Eric McCormack (1963), Myron Scholes (1941), Peter Cullen (1941), James Craig Watson (1838), Michael Ironside (1950), and Evangeline Lilly (1979). After him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Norman Jewison (1926), Tom Cavanagh (1963), Jean Chrétien (1934), Bonar Law (1858), and Brian Mulroney (1939).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Gil Evans ranks 8Before him are Glenn Gould (1932), Neil Young (1945), Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), and Loreena McKennitt (1957). After him are David Foster (1949), Diana Krall (1964), Maynard Ferguson (1928), Paul Bley (1932), Robbie Robertson (1943), and Neil Peart (1952).

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