Laurent Cugny Big Band
Remembering Gil Evans with Andy Sheppard
@ the Rich Mix
11 November 2016
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In 1987, French arranger and composer Laurent Cugny invited Gil
Evans to play with his orchestra, the Big Band Lumière for
a 21 concert tour round Europe. Two famous discs were recorded:
“Rhythm A Ning” and “Golden Hair” featuring
Andy Sheppard who was a regular companion of Laurent Cugny during
These recordings are the last big band music Gil Evans recorded
before his death a year later in 1988.
Cugny and Shephard marked the 30th anniversary of these recordings
in their first UK performance together in many years.