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Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project Live From Newport

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

Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

August 5, 2012 What if there were lost big-band masterpieces by the great composer/arranger Gil Evans which never made it to record? One man has found a whole stash of charts, and, backed by a gigantic ensemble, has brought their rich hues to light.

What if there were lost big-band masterpieces by the great composer/arranger Gil Evans which never made it to record? In fact, there are plenty of them, according to composer/arranger Ryan Truesdell. He's culled, researched, transcribed and completed a handful of the best for Evans' 100th birthday anniversary. It helps that he's the lead copyist for composer Maria Schneider; he's borrowed much of her orchestra to record and now perform this rich, intensely-hued material.

Set List
  • "Dancing On A Great Big Rainbow"
  • "How About You?"
  • "Punjab"
  • "Look To The Rainbow"
  • "Concorde"
  • "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men"
  • "Sister Sadie"
Personnel
  • Ryan Truesdell, arranger/conductor
  • Steve Wilson, alto saxophone/woodwinds
  • Charles Pillow, alto saxophone/woodwinds
  • Rich Perry, tenor saxophone/woodwinds
  • Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone/woodwinds
  • Scott Robinson, baritone saxophone/woodwinds
  • Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon
  • Adam Unsworth, french horn
  • David Peel, french horn
  • Tony Kadleck, trumpet
  • Greg Gisbert, trumpet
  • Laurie Frink, trumpet
  • Ryan Keberle, trombone
  • Marshall Gilkes, trombone
  • George Flynn, trombone
  • Marcus Rojas, tuba
  • Ben Monder, guitar
  • Frank Kimbrough, piano
  • Jay Anderson, bass
  • Michael Truesdell, percussion
  • Lewis Nash, drums
  • Dan Weiss, tabla
  • Dave Eggar, tenor violin
  • Gretchen Parlato, voice

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About The Festival

The Newport Jazz Festival, was founded by jazz pianist George Wein in 1954 as the first outdoor music festival of its kind devoted entirely to jazz, and is now universally acknowledged as the grandfather of all jazz festivals. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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