*** TWO 2013 JJA JAZZ AWARD WINS! ***
-- Record of the Year (Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans)
-- Large Ensemble of the Year (Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project)
*** 2013 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER!! ***
-- Best Instrumental Arrangement (How About You; Gil Evans, arranger)
*** THREE 2013 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS! ***
-- Best Large Jazz Ensemble
-- Best Instrumental Arrangement (How About You)
-- Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist (Look To The Rainbow)
UK JazzFM Awards Nominee - Album of the Year
"Les Coups De Coeur" from France's Académie Charles Cros
BEST OF 2012
No. 1 Jazz Album - SUNDAY TIMES, LONDON
Top 10 Albums (All Genres) - NEW YORK TIMES
Top 10 Jazz Albums - NPR Music
Top 100 Songs (All Genres) - Punjab - NPR Music
No. 4 of Top 50 Albums - JAZZTIMES
No. 3 Jazz Album - OTTAWA CITIZEN
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Release - NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD
Best Debut Album (#1) - RHAPSODY CRITIC'S POLL
Best Albums (#4) - RHAPSODY CRITIC'S POLL
"One of the essential jazz recordings of the new millennium."
- Thomas Conrad, JAZZTIMES
"An extraordinary album… the execution is impeccable, as is the recording quality, with a depth and transparency that capture the endless nuance of the writing"
– Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES
"[Centennial] is a US national treasure that deserves a place in the Smithsonian Institute and every jazz record library. It is a Hope Diamond for everyone to enjoy often."
– Victor L. Schermer, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"Truesdell has done it right. The outcome is stunning. It is finally possible to experience all the inner detail of an Evans ensemble, and to ride aloft with the orchestra when it erupts."
– Thomas Conrad, STEREOPHILE, *****, Recording of the Month (May 2012)
"The 'OMG' jazz record of 2012”
– Jeff Simon, BUFFALO NEWS
"This is a stupendous album that deserves a "best of the year" award. When you listen, you’re in the company of geniuses."
– Ric Bang, JAZZ SCAN
"[Centennial] will no doubt be considered one of the most significant jazz releases of 2012."
– Scott Albin, JAZZTIMES
"The year's most illuminating act of jazz repertory was this bright and meticulous album by Mr. Truesdell... The playing is impeccable, as is the ensemble blend, underscoring both the composer's genius and the interpreter’s clear vision."
– Nate Chinen, NEW YORK TIMES
"Centennial is Truesdell's loving 100th birthday present to a sadly departed giant of jazz, but it's also a gift to the world. It doesn't get any better than this."
– Dan Bilawsky, ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"All this music comes together to make not just one of the most memorable repertoire albums, but quite simply one of the most memorable albums in a long, long time."
– Raul da Gama, THE WORLD MUSIC REPORT
"10 out of 10. If you don't like this, you don't like music. Buy it. Listen to it. Love it."
– Liam McManus, POPMATTERS
"[Centennial] is indeed a wondrous treasure, and Truesdell and Evans deserve the highest praise. This is absolutely essential listening."
– Chris Coulter, JAZZ HISTORY ONLINE
"The playing and singing on [Centennial] is marvelous… No matter which track grabs you ear here, you’ll dig the sonic layering and colors that emerged from Evans’ musical imagination."
– Ken Franckling, JAZZ NOTES
"10 tunes realized so beautifully and brilliantly that they should win a Grammy for Truesdell and a second posthumous Grammy for Evans."
– Steve Elman, THE ART FUSE
"It's is a major Evans disk, a triumph, a delight in every sense. Thank you for the selfless effort Mr. Truesdell, and thank you band! This is one to treasure."
– Grego Applegate Edwards, GAPPLEGATE MUSIC REVIEW