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July 5, 2013 6:32 pm
Orrin Evans’ beautifully nuanced piano trio romps along at lightning speed, interprets ballads at heartbreak tempos and creates dense soundscapes out of a simple repeated riff.
The leader blends contemporary concerns with a rich seam of historical references, his spiky lines and impressionist touch completely at one with Donald Edwards’ knowing beats and Eric Revis’ firm fingered bass.
Each track has a distinct character, the core trio interprets delicate vignettes and free-form blusters with equal conviction.
A second bass adds intrigue and texture on “African Song” and “Commitment”.
“ ... It Was Beauty”
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