The bus the orchestra was on was about to part , all aboard except Gil Evans. As they looked for him , they found him at the Highway Stop store holding a toy car in his hands at the cashier. It was a red Ferrari replica
Being wrapped in birthday paper. When asked who it was for he replied : “ This is my birthday gift for Miles Davis, I can´t buy him a real one, couldn´t afford it ! “
Short Biography of Gil Evans :
Ian Ernest Gilmore Green (or Gilmore Ian Rodrigo Green) was born May 13, 1912, in Toronto, Canada, Gil went to school in Berkeley, and there, his real musical training began.
The father of one of his friends was a jazz fanatic and initiated him to this music.
In 1927, he took the two teenagers to see Duke Ellington at the Orpheum theater in San Francisco. it was a revelation for Gil Evans, who decided to devote his life to this music.
Playing with the great and the famous : Duke Ellington , Bennx Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Dave Lambert, John Carisi, George Russell, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker.
Gil Evans died of Peritonitis on March 20, 1988 in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where Charles Mingus before him had also come to die in 1979.
Gil Evans belonged to one of the Greats in music in general.