"Hidden Treasures: Monday Nights" is the first studio recording of the Gil Evans Orchestra in over 40 years. It has been well worth the wait. As one of the most revered orchestrators and arrangers in jazz history, Evans played a seminal role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and fusion. All of his these influences are strikingly present on this CD, which presents a contemporary incarnation of Evans’ distinctive music.
After a string of gigs which started in the late 70s, in 1983 The Gil Evans Orchestra started a run of Monday night sets at Sweet Basil in Greenwich Village. The gig continued until 1994 featuring among others George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Howard Johnson."