Truesdell at the Jazz Standard
Date: 14 May 2013
Time: 19:30 - 23:30
Location: 116 E 27th Street, New York City
Ryan Truesdell, the producer and conductor behind last year’s roundly lauded album, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans, will play a six-night engagement in May at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard.
Truesdell (pictured above) and his Grammy-nominated Gil Evans Project will begin their stand on May 14 and 15 by featuring the music Gil Evans wrote during his tenure with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra. These nights will feature the premiere of a never-before-heard Evans composition, written in 1942, as well as Truesdell’s 2013 Grammy-winning arrangement for “How About You.” The week continues with music from the Evans’ albums Out of the Cool and New Bottle, Old Wine on Thursday (May 16), The Individualism of Gil Evans on Friday and Saturday (May 17-18) and concludes on Sunday (May 19) with performances of the iconic Gil Evans/Miles Davis collaborations Miles Ahead and Porgy & Bess, featuring the trumpeter Greg Gisbert.
The Gil Evans Project features 30 of New York’s top musicians, including Lewis Nash, Donny McCaslin, Steve Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, Jay Anderson and Marshall Gilkes, all of whom will be on hand for the Jazz Standard engagement and are featured on Centennial. Truesdell, named “Best New Artist” for 2012 in the Jazz Times critics poll, is one of the foremost Evans scholars and the first person outside of the Evans family to be granted full access to the musical archives. He has led his Gil Evans Project in performances during the past year at the Jazz Standard, the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, and the Newport Jazz Festival.
The Jazz Standard is located at 116 E 27th Street in New York City.
For reservations call (212) 576-2232 or visit www.JazzStandard.com. Sets: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. each night, with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday (May 17-18).
Centennial is available on iTunes and at www.GilEvansProject.com.