11-07-1987 / Perugia / Stadio Renate Curi (Umbria Jazz 87 Festival) / ITALY
• Attendance: 30,000.
Sting took a break from the recording session of the new album and performed a show with Gil Evans and his orchestra in a stadium in Perúgia. The media attention for this event was reflected by the fact that Rai Uno, the most popular Italian public TV channel broadcast it live during prime time.The Umbria Jazz 87 Festival was held from 10-07-1987 to 19-07-1987.
Before the show Sting and Gil Evans held a press conference. Sting compared working with Gil like winning the WorldCup. Gil: "Sting started out in jazz. He worked into this very quickly. It's as we have always worked together. No problem at all."
The show started by the Gil Evans Band opening with the instrumental Bird Feather of Charlie Parker.
Sting sang Tony Williams' There Comes A Time together with George Adams.
Miles Evans introduced the band during the intro of Consider Me Gone.
The complete show (except of Murder By Numbers, because of the broadcast of commercials) was broadcasted on Rai Uno. Sting played guitar during the instrumental version of Synchronicity I.
Sting - guitar, vocals
Gil Evans - keyboards
Miles Evans - trumpet
Delmar Brown - synthezisers
Gil Goldstein - DX7 synthezisers
John Surman - baritone saxophone, syntheziser
George Adams - tenor saxophone, vocals
Branford Marsalis - tenor saxophone
Chris Hunter - alto saxophone
John Clark - electric french horn
David Bargeron - tuba, trombone
Lew Soloff - lead trumpet
Shunzo Ono - trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Egan - bass
Danny Gottlieb - drums
Urzula Dudziak - back-up vocals
Emily Mitchell - harp
Anita E. - percussion
Tom Malone - tenor trombone, bass trombone
George Lewis - tenor trombone