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The Gil Evans Centennial Project Directed by Ryan Truesdell
Jazz Standard

The Gil Evans Centennial Project
Directed by Ryan Truesdell

The Gil Evans Centennial Project Ryan Truesdell

Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:30 PM EDT 2012-05-17T19:30 (6:30 PM Doors)
, New York, NY

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In April 2011, jazz scholar and conductor Ryan Truesdell thrilled the crowd at a packed Jazz Standard as he lead a star–studded big band through a breathtaking performance of Out Of The Cool, the 1961 Impulse! Records album by composer/arranger Gil Evans. This month marks Evans’ centennial (he was born 5/13/1912 in Toronto, Canada) and the release of a new ArtistShare CD by Ryan Truesdell and The Gil Evans Project, featuring previously unrecorded Evans compositions and arrangements. Ryan will lead a different Evans program on each of these four gala nights covering (a) Evans’ work for the Claude Thornhill big band in the 1940s on 5/17; (b) Evans’ music for his albums New Bottle Old Wine and Great Jazz Standards on 5/18; (c) the 1964 Verve album The Individualism of Gil Evans on 5/19; and (d) Evans’ beautiful arrangements for vocalists such as Astrud Gilberto and Helen Merrill on 5/20.  “Drawing from such distinctive composers as Kurt Weill, John Benson Brooks, George Russell and himself, Gil Evans fashioned a rich, delicate tapes­try of sound that becomes a work unto itself.” – Michael Cuscuna, from the liner notes to Out Of The Cool (1996 CD reissue)

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