Now Ryan and the Gil Evans Project return with a live date recorded at New York's Jazz Standard, Lines of Color (Blue Note/ArtistShare). It is a remarkably tight and versatile band and they run through a wealth of Evans charts, some fairly well-known ("Time of the Barracudas," 1964 version) or unknown ("Avalon Town," an unrecorded Thornhill chart from 1946).
Evans appreciators will find the album a treasure-trove of Evans from virtually all periods of his career. The sound is great, the performances sterling and very stirring.
It's a beautiful record, a must for the Evans aficionado and anyone interested in innovative compositional-arranged big band sounds from the last century.
It captures your ears from the start and gives you a full picture of Gil Evans and the great artist he was.