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Vocalist George Evans is getting the message. In a day and age where male balladeers come few and far between, Evans has been building up a body of vocal work relying on the tunes turned out by some of the top contributors to the Great American Songbook: Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn, Cole Porter and Ray Noble. As usual, joining him are some of the best Canadian rhythm artists on today's scene.. This time its Reg Schwager on guitar, Mark Eisenman, piano, Neil Swainson, bass, Jerry Fuller on drumsand Denny Christianson on trumpet. The result is some of the better small group playing on disk. Even though this is familiar material, Evans and his friends add a brightness to these beloved songs that demonstrate their timeliness. Highly recommended.
For more about Evans visit his web site at http://www.george-evans.net.
Track Listing: The Lamp Is Low; I Only Have Eyes for You; Darn that Dream; I'm Gonna
Laugh You Right out of My Life; Where Have You Been?; You Do
Something to Me; The Very Thought of You; I'll Never Be the Same; I'm a
Fool to Want You; Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year; Love for Sale; Alfie
Personnel: George Evans - Vocals; Reg Schwager - Guitar; Mark Eisenman - Piano;
Neil Swainson - Bass; Jerry Fuller - Drums; Danny Christianson -
Year Released: 2002
| Record Label: M-Swing Records
| Style: Vocal
Jazz is a continuing revelation. The best show I ever attended was the
Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, or was it Robert
Glasper's Experiment at Lincoln Center, or was it Chick Corea with
Brian Blade at Oberlin College? Most of all I enjoy playing guitar and
composing beats with my Brooklyn-based group Space Captain.