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Congrats!

Will we mere mortals have an opportunity to catch it on NPR or other media?

Are these new charts for the group, new to you or a program previously performed?
 

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Congrats!

Will we mere mortals have an opportunity to catch it on NPR or other media?

Are these new charts for the group, new to you or a program previously performed?
I don't know if there will be a broadcast. I'll find out on Monday.

The charts are Gil's arrangements that were provided by Miles Evans, Gil's son. Many of them were reconstructed from sketches and parts, and compared to the recordings. Joe Muccioli, an Evans expert, compiled most of the material.
 

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Gil was one of the real giants. I got to see him twice, once with an NEC student band playing the Out of the Cool pieces, wow it was tremendous.
This should be a great series of shows, bravo!!
 

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Here is the setlist.

JLCO: Sketches of Gil Evans October 25-27, 2007 (Set list order as of 10/1/07)
Set 1:
Buster’s Last Stand Robbins’ Nest - Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Happy Stranger - Claude Thornhill Orchestra
Jambangle - Gil Evans & Ten
Nobody’s Heart - Gil Evans & Ten
Ella Speed – Gil Evans & Ten
Bilbao Song - Out of the Cool
Sister Sadie – Out of the Cool
Set 2:
Struttin’ with Some Barbecue - New Bottle, Old Wine
“The Duke” from Miles Ahead featuring Ryan Kisor
“Gone” from Porgy & Bess featuring Wynton Marsalis
“Gone, Gone, Gone” from Porgy & Bess featuring Marcus Printup
King Porter Stomp - New Bottle, Old Wine
New Rhumba – Miles Ahead
My Ship – Miles Ahead
Lester Leaps In – New Bottle, Old Wine
Encore: I Don’t Want to Be Kissed By Anyone But You – Miles Ahead
 

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I'm really glad you've included the Claude Thornhill music, Andy. That band, and the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra, really gave some food for thinking outside of the box.

All of the music is great, but I'll bet you and the band will have a lot of fun with his "King Porter Stomp". That's got some nasty rhythms (OK, not for you guys :)) but it swings like crazy. Cheers to you all!!!
 

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Wow, congrats! I'm impressed.

Does that "Gil & ten" mean a big band plus ten(more) or eleven players total?

I wish I may, I wish I might could be in NYC 10/25 nite. :)
 

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I'm really glad you've included the Claude Thornhill music, Andy. That band, and the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra, really gave some food for thinking outside of the box.

All of the music is great, but I'll bet you and the band will have a lot of fun with his "King Porter Stomp". That's got some nasty rhythms (OK, not for you guys :)) but it swings like crazy. Cheers to you all!!!
Wynton chose all of the music. I'm just a hired hand.
The first rehearsal is tommorow morning. I hope I don't screw anything up.
 

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I hope you get a little credit like maybe, 'conducted by Andy Farber'. Just a thought....


Of course, I wish I could be there to hear it.
 

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I'd enjoy a quick trip to Lincoln Center for jazz next weekend. I had to use my air miles to help a friend. I know where I'm going next, though, unless my wife beats me to it and takes our oldest daughter to the Met or somewhere warm. We've got about 8 inches of snow on the ground and it won't go away until April.

Andy, enjoy the rehearsal. Just like you, they put their "superhero-suits" on one leg at a time;-)
 

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Congrats- you deserve it- HAVE A BALL. Wish I could get there to hear it and enjoy the music.

NICE!!!:)
 

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I hope you get a little credit like maybe, 'conducted by Andy Farber'. Just a thought....


Of course, I wish I could be there to hear it.
I just got back from the first rehearsal. Wynton ran most of the stuff so far. I only have to conduct a few things that have tempo changes and rubato sections. At least half of the concert will proceed sans conductor. I'm not gonna ask for any "conducted by..." credit. I am just a cog in this machine.
 

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I just got back from the first rehearsal. Wynton ran most of the stuff so far. I only have to conduct a few things that have tempo changes and rubato sections. At least half of the concert will proceed sans conductor. I'm not gonna ask for any "conducted by..." credit. I am just a cog in this machine.
Ha, you got a well-deserved kudo in the Times. Cog indeed. Man, I wish I could have heard it.

BTW, I noticed Wynton has taken up a new instrument. How is he on those maracas?:)
 

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A cog?! The sound tech is a cog, an important cog. As a guest conductor, you were invited. Congratulations!

I'd love to be able to hear some of it. Let us know if it makes it's way to NPR or other media.
 

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I'd love to be able to hear some of it. Let us know if it makes it's way to NPR or other media.

There was a live broadcast of the Saturday performance. I found out just minutes before the concert began, and called my dad to check it out. I thought it was on WBGO, our local jazz station in NYC (Newark NJ actually). It was not! Perhaps it was on XM radio or something, I never found out.

Anyway, the concerts went well. We had Jerry Dodgion as a guest in the saxophone section. He was in the band for the first few years of [email protected] Great French horn section with Gil Evans alumnus John Clark and Amati Winds horn player Jeff Scott. (or is it Geoff Scott?). Monica Ellis plays the bassoon so well and so pretty that you want to run out and get one for yourself. ...A bassoon, that is. Ex-Roy Hargrove drummer, Willie Jones III, made an appearance subbing for Ali Jackson. Be-bop trumpet maven Joe Magnarelli joined us for these concerts too.

Wynton played the snot out of "Gone" and "New Rhumba" whilst Ryan Kisor was featured on "The Duke". Kisor even went so far as to track down one of those old Martin cornet/flugelhorns that Miles used on Miles Ahead.

The line-up of instruments in front of the reed section looked like a music store window.
 

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I was talking to my brother a couple days ago and he mentioned that he'd seen one of the shows and how much he'd enjoyed it... He especially liked that most/all? were the original charts! Next time i talk to him, i'll ask him about the conductor...:D
 
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