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Orrin Evans: Live From 92Y Tribeca

by Patrick Jarenwattananon
Feb 20, 2013 (WBGO-FM)

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Ben Wolfe. Donald Edwards. Ben Wolfe. Orrin Evans. Orrin Evans at soundcheck. Pianist Orrin Evans performs at 92Y Tribeca as part of WBGO's The Checkout Live concert series.

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Patrick Jarenwattananon

The pianist Orrin Evans splits much of his time between Philadelphia, where he grew up, and New York, a much larger jazz scene where he gigs often. A hard-charging player, seasoned with the harmonic touch of fellow Philadelphian McCoy Tyner, Evans is in high demand in a lot of places. Last year saw him release his 19th album as a bandleader or co-leader, Flip the Script. It's a trio recording, a format which both intimidates and excites him; here, he takes up the three-man challenge anew.

Orrin Evans' trio followed Tim Green's quintet on stage at the 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City, as part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live.

Set List

  • "Clean House" (Orrin Evans)
  • "Blues Connotation" (Ornette Coleman)
  • "Question" (Eric Revis)
  • "Big Small" (Orrin Evans) [video highlight]
  • "TC's Blues" (Orrin Evans)
  • "Blessed One The Eternal Truth" (Trudy Pitts)

Personnel

  • Orrin Evans, piano
  • Ben Wolfe, bass
  • Donald Edwards, drums

Credits

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes; Video Director: Stew Nachmias. Recorded Feb. 20, 2012 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y. Photo by John Rogers for NPR.

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