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 -
I love jazz because transports me to another reality.
I was first exposed to jazz a concert on the lake many years ago.
I met many musicians at various international jazz festivals.
The best show I ever attended was Jazzascona in Suisse.
The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
My advice to new listeners is listen to music with an open mind.
Listen, think and share jazz everywhere.