Ryan Truesdell & The Brussels Jazz Orchestra play the music of Gil Evans
Ryan Truesdell (conductor); Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Students of Codarts & the Royal Conservatory The Hague (t.b.a.); Leonie Freudenberger (bass clarinet); Vincent van Wijk (oboe, alto oboe); Anja Brons (bassoon); Dieter Limbourg, Frank Vaganée (alto saxophone); Bo van der Werf (baritone saxophone); Bart Defoort, Kurt van Herck (tenor saxophone); Antoine Colin, Jeroen van Malderen, Marvin Frey, Nico Schepers, Pierre Drevet, Serge Plume (trumpet); Bart Delausnay, Ben Fleerakkers, Frederik Heirman, Lode Mertens (trombone); Nathalie Loriers (bass trombone); Edward Peeters, Marije Korenromp (horn); Daniel Portillo Penalver (tuba); Hendrik Braeckman (guitar); Jos Machtel (double bass); Toni Vitacolonna (drums).
Fri 10 July 2015 17:15 - 18:30 Hudson
The Gil Evans Project was born out of composer/producer Ryan Truesdell’s desire to restore and perform Gil Evans’ music directly from original manuscripts. For decades, the only way to perform Evans’ music was through transcriptions, which are often inaccurate, creating a misrepresentation of his music, he found. After years of painstaking research, countless hours of preparation, and with full support from the Evans family, the Gil Evans Project truly came to life. Although Truesdell’s original intention was merely to restore the manuscripts of Gil’s known discography, his research led him to the exciting discovery of over fifty new, never-before-heard Evans compositions and arrangements dating from the 1940s through the 1980s. In celebration of Gil’s 100th birthday in 2012, Truesdell recorded ten of these works which were released on the album, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans. At North Sea Jazz, he will be performing the music with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.