GIL EVANS PROJECT


LINES OF COLOR: LIVE AT JAZZ STANDARD

“…swings with sophisticated grace and unleashed power. Lines Of Color is nothing short of exhilarating.“  -- DOWNBEAT

“The gorgeous lilt of Evans’ still startling original arrangements for horns is preserved, not in the aspic of academia but in the living, breathing performances of a group of New York’s finest musicians.” -- THE IRISH TIMES

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project
Label:   Blue Note / ArtistShare
Producer:   Ryan Truesdell and Dave Rivello
Engineer:   James Farber, Tyler McDiarmid and Geoff Countryman

 

AWARDS :

** 2016 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION **
Best Large Jazz Ensemble


CENTENNIAL: NEWLY DISCOVERED WORKS OF GIL EVANS

“An extraordinary album… the execution is impeccable, as is the recording quality, with a depth and transparency that capture the endless nuance of the writing.” -- NEW YORK TIMES

“[Centennial] is a US national treasure that deserves a place in the Smithsonian Institute and every jazz record library. It is a Hope Diamond for everyone to enjoy often.” -- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project
Label:   ArtistShare
Producer:   Ryan Truesdell
Engineer:   James Farber

AWARDS :

** 2013 JAZZ JOURNALIST ASSOC. AWARDS **
Record of the Year
Large Ensemble of the Year

** 2013 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER **
Best Instrumental Arrangement
"How About You" (Gil Evans, arranger)

** 2013 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS **
Best Large Jazz Ensemble
Best Inst. Arr. Accompanying Vocals

** UK JAZZFM AWARDS NOMINATION **
Album of the Year


 

OTHER PROJECTS


HERITAGE

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ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Owen Broder's American Roots Project
Label:   ArtistShare
Producer:   Ryan Truesdell
Contributing Composer:  Ryan Truesdell (Wayfaring Stranger and Brodeo)

 

"The centerpiece of the album is Truesdell’s stunning arrangement of the trad tune “Wayfaring Stranger.” ...the arrangement eventually unfurling into a hypnotic performance that is at times mournful, majestic and even ominous." -- DOWNBEAT

“Brodeo” brings Copland’s “Rodeo” hoedown square into bluegrass fiddle meets jazz. It is pure Americana and a joy to take in.  -- AUDIOPHILE AUDITION


BLUER THAN YOU THINK

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ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Cowboys and Frenchmen
Label:   Outside In Music
Producer:   Ryan Truesdell
Engineer:   Aaron Nevezie

 


ELMHURST COLLEGE JAZZ BAND PLAYS THE MUSIC OF BOB BROOKMEYER

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Elmhurst College Jazz Band
Label:   Elmhurst College
Conductor:   Ryan Truesdell
 


HEAR & NOW

Finzer Hear & Now

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Nick Finzer
Label:   Outside In Music
Producer:   Ryan Truesdell
Engineer:   Aaron Nevezie


THE THOMPSON FIELDS

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ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Maria Schneider Orchestra
Label:   ArtistShare
Producer:   Maria Schneider and Ryan Truesdell
Engineer:   Brian Montgomery 

AWARDS :

** 2016 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER **
Best Large Jazz Ensemble


MIRAGE

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope
Label:   BlueLand Records
Producer:   Brian Landrus and Ryan Truesdell
Conductor:  Ryan Truesdell

 


PERFECT STRANGERS

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Todd Coolman
Label:   ArtistShare
Producer:   Jon Faddis
Contributing Composer:  Ryan Truesdell (Pastorale)


"[Pastorale] is an impressive piece - the empathy of the band bringing out the inherent beauty of the tune. It's a consummate underlining to music that calls for attention." -- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"Pastorale unfurls like a tone poem, spiraling piano introducing a multi-layered theme and solos not only overlapping but weaving in and out of the haunting extended melodies." -- HOT HOUSE


SKY BLUE

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Maria Schneider Orchestra
Label:   ArtistShare
Producer:   Maria Schneider and Ryan Truesdell
Engineer:   Joe Ferla

AWARDS :

** 2008 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER **
Best Instrumental Composition
"Cerulean Skies"  (Maria Schneider, composer)

** 2008 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION **
Best Large Jazz Ensemble


CONCERT IN THE GARDEN

ALBUM DETAILS :

Artist:   Maria Schneider Orchestra
Label:   ArtistShare
Producer:   Maria Schneider
Production Assistance:  Ryan Truesdell
Engineer:   David Baker

AWARDS :

** 2004 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER **
Best Large Jazz Ensemble
(first Internet-only CD to win a Grammy)


For Your Consideration (FYC) | 61st GRAMMY Awards

WAYFARING STRANGER - Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

arranged by Ryan Truesdell

featuring: Kate McGarry, Wendy Gilles, and Vuyo Sotashe (vocals); Jay Anderson (bass)


BRODEO - Best Instrumental Composition

composed by Ryan Truesdell

featuring Sara Caswell (violin), Owen Broder (saxophone), Matt Wilson (drums)


HERITAGE - Best Jazz Instrumental Album (listen to the complete album here)

Owen Broder’s The American Roots Project

Produced by Ryan Truesdell

Personnel:

Sara Caswell, violin
Owen Broder, woodwinds
Scott Wendholt, trumpet
Nick Finzer, trombone
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Matt Wilson, drums
James Shipp, percussion

Wendy Gilles, voice
Kate McGarry, voice
Vuyo Sotashe, voice