Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved design across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.
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.
Track Listing: M.B.B.S.; Professor Farworthy; Dawn Marte; Don
I love jazz because it’s what sounds
I was first exposed to jazz in my
parents household and in school
I appreciate many styles of jazz
and shy away from really outside
stuff. I enjoy relating to the
One of the best shows I ever
attended was 1975 Chick Corea’s
Return To Forever tour at an
intimate venue in downtown
The first jazz record I bought was
Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon.
My advice to new listeners is try
several styles before you decide
what jazz is all about!
Listen to music daily and stay open