• Miles Davis & Gil Evans: Still Ahead on JazzSet .. a 20th anniversary special

    May 11, 2012. Posted by Becca Pulliam.


    MUST HEAR radio is coming Sunday, May 13, at 6pm and Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 .. in Surround Sound ..

    TUNE IN for highlights from Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain .. a performance of the original Gil Evans (1912-1988) arrangements. The scores were discovered a few years ago in a storage unit near Philadelphia, according to Evans's son Miles.

    “You could hear, with clarity, the astonishing detail of Evans's writing," wrote critic Richard Scheinen of the San Jose Mercury News.

    Terence Blanchard is the trumpet soloist, in the wake of the original, Miles Davis. Vince Mendoza conducts the Still Ahead Orchestra at the 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, which is helping to make this extraordinary hour available on JazzSet.

    The Sunday night broadcast falls on the one hundredth anniversary of Gil Evans's birth.

    Photo By Craig Lovell, thanks to Monterey Jazz Festival

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