Ryan Truesdell conducts the Gil Evans Centennial Project at Newport. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Ryan Truesdell conducts his Gil Evans Centennial Project onstage at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Gil Evans scores into richly textured works on Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans. Dina Regine hide caption

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Digging Up The 'Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans'

Scholar and fan Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Evans scores into richly textured works.

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In 1974 Gil Evans recorded an album of Jimi Hendrix's music; the two had planned to collaborate before Hendrix's early death. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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