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Adison Evans: Meridian

Read "Meridian" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On her second release as a leader, the buoyant Meridian, saxophonist Adison Evans demonstrates remarkable maturity as both a composer and a performer. Evans drew inspiration from the idyllic Tuscan village where she retreated to pen the music that comprises this intriguing album. The opening title-track sets the mood with the right balance of contemplative melancholy and vibrant poetry. Evans' serpentine duet with pianist Silvano Monasterios gracefully flows into the band's brighter, resonant group play. The ...

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Adison Evans: Hero

Read "Hero" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

In the span of mere 5-6 years saxophonist Adison Evans has forged a versatile career. Her approach to all genres of popular music and jazz has the same exuberant spirit and impeccable musicianship. Hence she embodies the oft quoted, or rather misquoted, genre defying adage “There are only two kinds of music good and bad" and she definitely plays the good kind. Evans' debut Hero is a solidly bop based record with a definite soulfulness and an organic ...


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