La Nevada Blues (Kendor Music Version) - Score and Parts

Gil Evans Scores and Parts Project

La Nevada Blues (Kendor Music Version) - Score and Parts


What you get

  • Score and Parts for the Kendor Music Version of "La Nevada Blues" in PDF format via instant download (Delivery Date 11/1/2013)
  • A video explaining the story/history behind this newly rediscovered work
  • A video with tips on rehearsal and performance technique
  • FOUR transcriptions of Budd Johnson’s (tenor) and Ray Crawford’s (guitar) solos from both recorded version of “La Nevada”

About This Offer TAKE NOTE: This is NOT the version Gil did on Out of the Cool! In 1959, Gil released the Great Jazz Standards album on World Pacific Records, which included an original tune called “La Nevada (Theme).” Around the same time, he was asked to write two charts for Kendor Music to be published and sold through their publish company. The charts were supposed to be for a more traditional big band instrumentation and playable by younger bands. One of the charts he did was this one, which he titled “La Nevada Blues.” I had always thought these were someone else’s transcriptions/orchestrations, but they are definitely Gil’s. This chart has been out of print for a long time, and we are happy to publish it here again through ArtistShare®.

This is a PERFECT chart for band directors that want to perform Gil’s music, but don’t want to deal with all of the “extra” instruments and myriad of woodwind doubles. Instrumentation:

5 Reeds:
        Reed 1:  Alto Sax.
        Reed 2:  Alto Sax.
        Reed 3:  Tenor Sax.
        Reed 4:  Tenor Sax.
        Reed 5:  Baritone Sax.
2 French Horns (Opt.)
4 Trumpets (4th Tpt Opt.)
4 Trombones (4th Tbn Opt.) and 1 Tuba (Opt.)
4 Rhythm (Gtr./Pno./Bass/Dms.)

In addition to the score and parts, you will also receive supplemental videos in which I explain the unique history behind my discovery of this "lost" work as well as how I rehearse each of these pieces. I will let you know the potential tripping spots and the way to make each piece come alive. I've worked on bringing this music back to life for a very long time, and it is very easy for me to now predict the areas that need addressing. I am confident that I can help you bring this music to the highest level with your own group.