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Posthumous Grammy for Gil Evans thanks to Ryan Truesdell’s Groundbreaking Project CENTENNIAL: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans

February 14, 2013

grammy_award_400x300How cool is this?…Renowned composer/producer/conductor RYAN TRUESDELL’s highly acclaimed CD CENTENNIAL: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (ArtistShare) has won a posthumous Grammy Award for Gil Evans in the category of Best Instrumental Arrangement (How About You) in the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards. This arrangement of How About You was written in 1947 for the Claude Thornhill Orchestra and is Gil Evans’ first GRAMMY win for arranging. Evans had 11 prior nominations and two wins.

Truesdell, who accepted the award on behalf of Evans, says: “I’m so thrilled for Gil’s music to receive this great honor. Thanks to everyone who made it possible to bring this never-before recorded music into the spotlight: the Evans family – Anita, Miles and Noah – who gave me access to his archives, the amazing musicians, engineer James Farber, and of course the many ArtistShare participants who helped to make this project a reality. Mainly, I’d like to thank Gil for creating this unique sound and voice that he had in his music.”

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