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Gil Evans

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Ryan Truesdell conducts the Gil Evans Centennial Project at Newport.

January 2, 2014 Hear music from the Grammy-nominated album, in performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Terence Blanchard plays the role of Miles Davis' trumpet with commitment and emotion at Monterey.

September 5, 2013 Terence Blanchard plays Miles Davis' role with commitment and emotion in a set from Monterey.

Ryan Truesdell conducts his Gil Evans Centennial Project onstage at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 5, 2012 What if the late composer-arranger Gil Evans left behind unrecorded masterpieces? Here's the answer.

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Interviews & Profiles

In 1974 Gil Evans recorded an album of Jimi Hendrix's music; the two had planned to collaborate before Hendrix's early death.

May 14, 2008 Among the most creative arrangers ever, Evans is best known for his extensive work with Miles Davis.

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Discover Songs

The cover of Sketches of Spain

August 1, 2001 Jazz commentator Murray Horwitz likens Sketches of Spain to a gypsy camp on the hills of Andalucia.

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News

Gil Evans in the studio with Miles Davis, circa 1970.

May 13, 2012 Famous for his work with Miles Davis, Evans brought orchestral colors and textures to jazz.

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Reviews

cover for Gil Evans

August 2, 2012 Scholar and fan Ryan Truesdell has turned unheard Evans scores into richly textured works.

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The cover of Sketches of Spain

August 1, 2001 Jazz commentator Murray Horwitz likens Sketches of Spain to a gypsy camp on the hills of Andalucia.

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