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Falkner Evans: The Point of the Moon

Read "The Point of the Moon" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Passato al jazz dopo esperienze nel rock, il pianista Falkner Evans è da anni leader di apprezzati trio attivi nell'area di New York. Oggi vara un sestetto dalle chiare connotazioni neo-bop, dopo due incisioni con Cecil McBee e Matt Wilson e un lavoro più recente (ARC, 2007) con la ritmica di questa stessa formazione. I nomi ...

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Falkner Evans: The Point of the Moon

Read "The Point of the Moon" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Pianist Falkner Evans is a distant relative of the great American novelist William Faulkner, by the same obscure Southern logic by which Al Gore and Gore Vidal are related. He is also a former pianist for the tight Western swing outfit Asleep at the Wheel and leader of an acclaimed piano trio.Evans's famed ancestor ...

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Soft and Hard Running Bop from Pianist-Composer Falkner Evans

Soft and Hard Running Bop from Pianist-Composer Falkner Evans

Falkner Evans write some early -mid-sixties style Blue Note hard and soft bop pieces that have a nice solidity. That is, on his CD The Point of the Moon (CAP 1024). The pieces range from a sort of Mobley meets Andrew Hill hipness, to flat-out hard bop, all arranged well for a sextet that includes Matt ...

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Falkner Evans: The Point Of The Moon

Read "The Point Of The Moon" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It is natural to equate a bit of hubris with jazz, but pianist Falkner Evans checks his ego at the door on The Point Of The Moon.Like his previous trio session, Arc (CAP, 2007), he returns with bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson, but supplements things with the horn frontline of tenor saxophonist ...

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Falkner Evans: Arc

Read "Arc" reviewed by Christopher Shoe

Falkner Evans is an accomplished composer, and the number of ASCAP award-winning compositions present on Arc attests to that and more. Comprised of nine tunes, ranging from original material to jazz and pop standards, this statement from Evans' trio with bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson is sure to leave listeners with a pleasant aftertaste ...

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Falkner Evans: Arc

Read "Arc" reviewed by Erik R. Quick

There has been considerable effort to redefine the means of expression regarding the standard jazz trio of piano, bass and drums. The world of contemporary popular music has been mined to provide unexpected material. Electronica furnishes additional textures which, perhaps, belie the inherent simplicity of a trio. Nevertheless, there are traditional stalwarts working to solidify the ...

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Falkner Evans: Climbing The Gates

Read "Climbing The Gates" reviewed by Mark Corroto

This recording by pianist Falkner Evans is a jazz critic's guilty pleasure. Sure, we are supposed to be combing the bins for the latest greatest high-wire jazz act. But sometimes a rock-solid traditional performance grabs hold of your ears and smiles result. Such is the case of this Oklahoma-born artist turned New York resident. ...

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Falkner Evans: Level Playing Field

Read "Level Playing Field" reviewed by Dave Nathan

One of the pleasures of being allowed to review jazz CDs is the opportunity to get a chance to listen to the debut albums of younger artists with uncommon talents. Such is the case with New York pianist/composer Falkner Evans, transplanted from Oklahoma. You get your kicks from two distinct but related lines. The first is ...


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