Quotes & Awards // Centennial

QUOTES

Nate Chinen • NEW YORK TIMES

“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.”

Victor L. Schermer • ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“[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.”

Thomas Conrad • STEREOPHILE
★★★★★   Recording of the Month (May 2012)

“Truesdell has done it right. The outcome is stunning. It is finally possible to experience all the inner detail of an Evans ensemble, and to ride aloft with the orchestra when it erupts.”

Jeff Simon • BUFFALO NEWS

“The ‘OMG’ jazz record of 2012”

Ric Bang • JAZZ SCAN

“This is a stupendous album that deserves a “best of the year” award. When you listen, you’re in the company of geniuses.”

Scott Albin • JAZZTIMES

“[Centennial] will no doubt be considered one of the most significant jazz releases of 2012.”

Nate Chinen • NEW YORK TIMES

“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.”

Dan Bilawsky • ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Centennial is Truesdell’s loving 100th birthday present to a sadly departed giant of jazz, but it’s also a gift to the world. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Raul da Gama • THE WORLD MUSIC REPORT

“All this music comes together to make not just one of the most memorable repertoire albums, but quite simply one of the most memorable albums in a long, long time.”

Liam McManus • POPMATTERS

“10 out of 10. If you don’t like this, you don’t like music. Buy it. Listen to it. Love it.”

Chris Coulter • JAZZ HISTORY ONLINE

“[Centennial] is indeed a wondrous treasure, and Truesdell and Evans deserve the highest praise. This is absolutely essential listening.”

Ken Franckling • JAZZ NOTES

“The playing and singing on [Centennial] is marvelous… No matter which track grabs you ear here, you’ll dig the sonic layering and colors that emerged from Evans’ musical imagination.”

Steve Elman • THE ART FUSE

“10 tunes realized so beautifully and brilliantly that they should win a Grammy for Truesdell and a second posthumous Grammy for Evans.”

Grego Applegate Edwards • GAPPLEGATE MUSIC REVIEW

“It’s is a major Evans disk, a triumph, a delight in every sense. Thank you for the selfless effort Mr. Truesdell, and thank you band! This is one to treasure.”

AWARDS

2013 JJA JAZZ AWARDS

RECORD OF THE YEAR

LARGE ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project

 

2013 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
“How About You”; Gil Evans, arranger

 

2013 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT ACCOMPANYING VOCALIST
“Look To The Rainbow”

 

UK JazzFM Awards Nominee

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

Les Coups De Coeur

from France’s Académie Charles Cros

 

BEST OF 2012

    • No. 1 Jazz Album

SUNDAY TIMES, LONDON

    • Top 10 Albums (All Genres)

NEW YORK TIMES

    • Top 10 Jazz Albums

NPR MUSIC

    • Top 100 Songs (All Genres) – “Punjab”

NPR MUSIC

    • Top 50 Albums (No. 4)

JAZZTIMES

    • No. 3 Jazz Album

OTTAWA CITIZEN

    • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Release

NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD

    • Best Debut Album (#1)

RHAPSODY CRITIC’S POLL

    • Best Album (#4)

RHAPSODY CRITIC’S POLL

    • Jazz Album of the Year (#6)

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