Donny McCaslin http://redriverradio.org en Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Donny McCaslin Group http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-2013-donny-mccaslin-group <p><strong>Airs Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m.</strong> Should you ever meet Donny McCaslin, you'll encounter an imposingly tall fellow who's one of the nicest guys you'll shake hands with — and who wields a sax like few others. His band has gone electro-funk with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. One of his newer tunes is called "Stadium Jazz," which is a little tongue-in-cheek and with a little bit of the grand vision implied. They played a side stage in the morning. The audience didn't know what hit 'em.<br /><br />Personnel:</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43002 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival 2013: Donny McCaslin Group Newport Jazz Festival: Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project Live http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-ryan-truesdells-gil-evans-centennial-project-live <p><strong>Airs Tuesday, July 2 at 9 p.m. </strong>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. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 02:00:00 +0000 29750 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project Live