17 de maig, 2012

The Gil Evans Centennial Project

A partir de hoy, el Jazz Standard de Nueva York acoge el estreno del Gil Evans Centennial Project liderado por Ryan Truesdell. Truesdell, que ha visitado Barcelona a menudo como asistente de la Maria Schneider Orchestra, acaba de publicar en ArtistShare el disco fruto de su apasionante trabajo con el archivo de Evans, donde incluso descubrió música inédita del compositor y arreglista canadiense (1912-1988), conocido entre el gran público por sus colaboraciones con Miles Davis, en especial Porgy and Bess y Sketches of Spain.

En el Standard, al frente de una banda de ensueño, Evans propone cuatro programas. He aquí la nota de prensa firmada por el propio Truesdell que anuncia este póquer de conciertos indispensables.


By Ryan Truesdell

The time is finally here!  The CDs are just about ready to be mailed out to everyone!  I can't wait for you to hear this great music of Gil's, and I look forward to hearing everyone's reaction to this music!  Thank you to everyone for making this album possible, and for Gil's long-lost music to be heard again!

Ryan Truesdell, en el estudio grabando la música de Gil Evans (foto: Todd Chalfant). 

For those of you in or around the NYC area (or for those die-hard Gil fans that are willing to make the journey), next week, Thursday through Sunday, May 17th - 20th we will celebrating Gil Evans' 100th birthday and the release of our new CD, CENTENNIAL: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans, at the Jazz Standard in NYC. Each night will feature different music from Gil Evans' six-decade-long career: some pieces we know and love, some which are recorded for the first time on the new CD, and some which have never before been recorded or performed. It will be a rare opportunity to hear this historic music performed live, by the wonderful musicians listed below. I hope you'll join us for as many nights as you can.

RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! www.jazzstandard.net -- (212) 576-2232

Gig Details:
Thursday, May 17th, sets at 7:30 and 9:30pm ($25 per set -- no food/drink minimum)
Featuring music Evans wrote and arranged for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra in the 1940s/1950s

Friday, May 18th, sets at 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30pm ($30 per set -- no food/drink minimum)
Featuring Evans' music for his albums New Bottle Old Wine and Great Jazz Standards, and unrecorded re-orchestrations done for a concert at the Apollo Theater in 1959 

Saturday, May 19th, sets at 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30pm ($30 per set -- no food/drink minimum)
Featuring music from The Individualism of Gil Evans, including "Punjab," recorded for the first time on CENTENNIAL

Sunday, May 20th, sets at 7:30 and 9:30pm ($25 per set -- no food/drink minimum) 
Featuring Evans' beautiful arrangements written for vocalists such as Astrud Gilberto, Lucy Reed, and Helen Merrill, performed by Kate McGarry 

Conductor -- Ryan Truesdell

Woodwinds - Steve Wilson, Dave Pietro, Donny McCaslin, Scott Robinson, Brian Landrus, Charles Pillow, Michael Rabinowitz, Alden Banta, Jesse Han, Christopher Matthews, Steve Kenyon

Brass - Adam Unsworth, Dave Peel (French horns); Augie Haas, Greg Gisbert, Laurie Frink (trumpets); Ryan Keberle, Marshall Gilkes, George Flynn (trombones); Marcus Rojas (tuba)

Rhythm/Etc. - James Chirillo, Romero Lubambo (guitar); Frank Kimbrough (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), Lewis Nash (drums), Dan Weiss (tabla), Mike Truesdell (percussion), Aristedes Rivas (tenor violin), Kate McGarry, Wendy Gilles (voice).

1 comentari:

Anònim ha dit...

perqué no feu un esforç per ajudar músics
de Barcelona que actuen locals senzills i que veig que son molt i molt bons...he vist pianistes d'alt nivell tant al club de musics de jazz de sant cugat, com a robadors o als anarko flamenco fa poc en el teatre alexandra de la rambla catalunya i em van impresionar i en canvi només portem ggent de fora. Perqué no doneu alguns bolos senzills a aquesta gent ???. frederic i amics.