Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on Orrin Evans' new album titled “…It was beauty:”
On Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans’ trio version of Ornette Coleman’s “Blues Connotation,” drummer Donald Edwards and bassist Eric Revis set a New Orleans second line groove tinged with vintage hip-hop. A beat like that is catnip to Evans, who gets right down and rolls in it. He quotes from [Thelonious] Monk and Miles [Davis] tunes in his solo, keeping the mood light.
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