"[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."
– Victor L. Schermer, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"The year's most illuminating act of jazz repertory was this bright and meticulous album by Mr. Truesdell... The playing is impeccable, as is the ensemble blend, underscoring both the composer's genius and the interpreter's clear vision."
– Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES


Ryan Truesdell (conductor)

Henrik Heide (flute, piccolo)
Dave Pietro (alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, alto flute)
Jesse Han (flute, piccolo, bass flute)
Jennifer Christen (oboe)
Sarah Lewis (oboe)
Charles Pillow (flute, piccolo, clarinet, oboe, English horn)
Ben Baron (bassoon)
Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon)
Alden Banta (bassoon, contra bassoon)
Steve Wilson (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flute, clarinet)
Donny McCaslin (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
Scott Robinson (tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet)
Brian Landrus (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, alto flute, piccolo)

Adam Unsworth (French horn)
David Peel (French horn)
John Craig Hubbard (French horn)
Augie Haas (trumpet)
Greg Gisbert (trumpet)
Laurie Frink (trumpet)
Ryan Keberle (trombone)
Marshall Gilkes (trombone)
George Flynn (bass trombone)
Marcus Rojas (tuba)

James Chirillo (acoustic and electric guitar)
Romero Lubambo (acoustic guitar)
Frank Kimbrough (piano, harmonium)
Jay Anderson (bass)
Lewis Nash (drums)

Joe Locke (vibraphone)
Mike Truesdell (timpani, marimba)
Dave Eggar (tenor violin)
Dan Weiss (tabla)

Kate McGarry (voice on “Smoking My Sad Cigarette”)
Wendy Gilles (voice on “Beg Your Pardon”)
Luciana Souza (voice on “Look to the Rainbow”)


Produced by Ryan Truesdell
Production assistance by Dave Rivello
Engineered by James Farber
Assistant Engineer: Bob Mallory
Second Assistant: Tim Marchiafava

Recorded at Avatar Studios (Studio A) New York, August 24-26, 2011
Mixed at Avatar Studios (Studio C) by Ryan Truesdell and James Farber
Mixing Assistant: Charlie Kramsky
Digital Editing by Brian Montgomery
Mastered by: Mark Wilder
Battery Studios/Sony Music Entertainment, New York City

Vocal Recording Engineer (Luciana Souza): Helik Hadar
Recorded at: Los Angeles, CA

Vocal Recording Engineer (Kate McGarry): Jason Richmond
Recorded at: SoundPure Studios, Durham, NC

Executive Producer: Ryan Truesdell

Album artwork and design: Andrew Neesley


Ryan Truesdell

Ann Braithwaite
Braithwaite & Katz Communications
Phone: 781-259-9600

Additional Bios