gil evans study scores project

blues for pablo (apollo/1959 version) - study score

Blues for Pablo (Apollo/1959 Version) - Study Score

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what you get

  • Study Score for the Apollo/1959 version of “Blues for Pablo” in PDF format via immediate download
  • A video in which Ryan Truesdell discusses the history of the chart and the story behind its rediscovery
  • A streaming audio analysis of the chart
  • A scan of a page from the original manuscript in Gil's own hand (downloadable PDF format)
  • TWO bonus, streaming audio lessons where Ryan discusses the early developments in Gil's writing from the beginning through the albums with Miles Davis (including a downloadable PDF with score examples)
   This project was completed on 9/6/2013    read more

TAKE NOTE: This is NOT the version Gil did for Miles Davis on Miles Ahead! This is a re-orchestrated version that Gil did a couple years later for a live performance at the Apollo Theater in New York City in 1959 and features GUITAR, not trumpet. As far as I know, this particular orchestration was only performed live during that Apollo concert in 1959 and has never been recorded, though it follows the Miles arrangement very closely.

In addition to the study score, you will also receive a PDF download of a scanned page from Gil's original manuscript. You will also have access to a supplemental video in which I explain the unique history behind my discovery of this "lost" work and a streaming audio show in which I analyze the chart, discussing Gil's use of harmony, orchestration, and more.

I've worked on bringing this music back to life for a very long time, and it I am confident I can provide you with new insights into these previously forgotten masterpieces. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity get your hands on this priceless study score from one of the greatest, most dynamic composer/arrangers in jazz history.