Orrin Evans is best known as one of the "young lion" practitioners of Hard Bop. Meant to Shine, however, sounds like well-executed Post Bop/Free Bop. Evans’ vision on this recording owes a great deal to Miles Davis’ second great quintet and the post John Coltrane period in jazz. This current disc is filled with beautifully craggy, perfectly obstinate music. Evans has been well known for creative stubbornness and he offers no exception here. He offers no quarter in complex and iconoclastic pieces such as "Don’t Write No Shit About Me." That about says it all. Meant to Shine is compelling jazz that demands one’s attention and then rewards only sparingly, over time and several listens. All good things must be worked for.
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