Centennial - Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans
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Audio CD, 2012
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for his collaborations with Miles Davis (Porgy & Bess, Sketches of Spain). Unfortunately, Amazon cannot seem to get it together to locate some copies of this hot recording, and so has been unable to offer it for sale.
Fortunately, NPR saw fit to make the album available for listening, in its entirety, for free.
You can find that free listen here [...] which, in case the URL is deleted, is simply the Ryan Truesdell website website, which is just his name in lower-case all runtogether (like this: ryantruesdell), with the obligatory dot com and back-slash added at the end.
So, until you can get your hot little hands on this cool little recording, check it out!
How COOL is that?! Five stars, indeed.
Centennial covers Gil's career starting from the 1940s, when he worked with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. During the 1950s, his writing developed beyond the easy-listening swing-based style of that band and found an identity expressed in seminal albums with Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and Helen Merrill. The 1960s saw further developments, creating large canvases of slow-moving harmony and employing a looser style of writing that allowed soloists to stretch out and develop ideas at length. This album features tracks from all three decades.Read more ›
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Love Gil. Would have liked to hear what he would have done with these and what musicians he would have used.Published 19 months ago by Jeffrey L. Lanaghan
Superb! A must have in your cds collection if you dig Gil Evans work. A Discovered treasure. Highly Recommended. A+Published on August 27, 2013 by David celestin
Gil Evans' original scores were legendary. But I fail to see the point in digging up a corpse and trying to revive it.Published on July 7, 2013 by Ferdinand c w Kaesmann
A superb album. Gil Evans's newly discovered charts, spanning some for Thornhill to the 1960s( e.g.Punjab) are wonderfully executed by Ryan Truesdell and his orchestra. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Michael Francis Somerton
I enjoyed the album but I found it rather sedate and lacked the rhythmic intensity and drive of the original Gil Evans work. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Robert Pokrant
I chose this CD because of a favorable review in a popular Hi-Fi magazine. I recommend it to all Jaz fans.Published on December 26, 2012 by Donald Wiley