"The music on this disc is devoted to the Monday night band. After a series of concerts that started in the late 70s, the Gil Evans Orchestra began a run of Monday night sessions. Most of Gil Evans’ output in the last few years of his life was from the sessions that he held each week at the Greenwich Village club sweet Basil, New York in 1983. The sessions continued until Gil’s death in 1988.
It is always good to hear Gil’s music. The players enjoyed the freedom that Gil gave to them in the Sweet Basil Days and they enjoy it here. Their ensemble playing is sharper than it was years ago. It will be interesting to hear how they cope with playing the older well loved charts..."