Sting & Gil Evans - Live At Perugia Jazz Festival (1987) PAL DVD5 | English | 1 hour 41 mins | 720x576 | MPEG-2 @5000Kpbs | 3.81 GB Audio : AC-3 @192Kpbs 2 CHs Genre: Jazz Rock | Release date: December 4, 2007
As Sting expanded past The Police into his solo career and further still with young jazz musicians Brandford Marsalis and Kenny Kirkland, he encountered the venerable Gil Evans who had embraced rock in the past with his big band recordings of Jimi Hendrix tunes. These live recordings from Perugia, Italy in 1987 (plus one earlier Evans recording from 1976) fuse the work of the two principles accompanied by sidemen of reknown. This night included Hendrix ("Little Wing") and Sting pieces ("Tea in the Sahara", "Consider Me Gone") in addition to Billy Holiday's classic "Strange Fruit".
Tracklist 01. Up From The Skies 02. Strange Fruit 03. Shadows In The Rain 04. Little Wing 05. There Comes A Time 06. Band Intro by Miles Evans 07. Consider Me Gone 08. Synchronicity 09. Roxanne 10. Tea In Sahara / Walking On The Moon 11. Instrumental 12. Message In A Bottle