Newport Jazz Festival: Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Centennial Project Live

Airs Tuesday, July 2 at 9 p.m. 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.

Set List
    "Dancing On A Great Big Rainbow"
    "How About You?"
    "Look To The Rainbow"
    "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men"
    "Sister Sadie"


    Ryan Truesdell, arranger/conductor
    Steve Wilson, alto saxophone/woodwinds
    Charles Pillow, alto saxophone/woodwinds
    Rich Perry, tenor saxophone/woodwinds
    Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone/woodwinds
    Scott Robinson, baritone saxophone/woodwinds
    Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon
    Adam Unsworth, french horn
    David Peel, french horn
    Tony Kadleck, trumpet
    Greg Gisbert, trumpet
    Laurie Frink, trumpet
    Ryan Keberle, trombone
    Marshall Gilkes, trombone
    George Flynn, trombone
    Marcus Rojas, tuba
    Ben Monder, guitar
    Frank Kimbrough, piano
    Jay Anderson, bass
    Michael Truesdell, percussion
    Lewis Nash, drums
    Dan Weiss, tabla
    Dave Eggar, tenor violin
    Gretchen Parlato, voice