gil evans study scores project

st. louis blues - study score

St. Louis Blues - Study Score

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what you get

  • Study Score “St. Louis Blues” 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)
  • A streaming audio example of the arrangement
  • 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

“St. Louis Blues” is the first track from the great album, New Bottle Old Wine, Gil did in 1958 for World Pacific to feature Cannonball Adderley. It opens with that short, but amazing statement from Cannonball, and sets the attitude for the whole album. I am really excited to be able to offer this classic chart, taken directly from Gil’s original manuscript, for the first time on ArtistShare®. This is a great feature for a guest artist or a standout saxophonist in the band.

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.