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“The beauty of jazz as an art form is the freedom of expression allowed,” explains pianist and composer Falkner Evans. “There is nothing more free in music than jazz improvisation." Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Evans was influenced by both pop and jazz music. A mainstay of the Tulsa scene in the 1970's, he eventually moved to New York in 1985 and immediately immersed himself in the city's vibrant jazz scene. Evans's first three trio discs, Level Playing Field, Climbing the Gates and Arc, established his voice as a player and composer. Thomas Conrad of JazzTimes wrote that Evans "makes you listen carefully to discover the complexities" with in his music

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John Coltrane & Greg Skaff

Read "John Coltrane & Greg Skaff" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From one of the finest guitarists in the world of jazz, we start the 712th Episode of Neon Jazz with Greg Skaff and the title track off his 2021 album Polaris. Witha focus on new releases we present Eric Goletz, Greg Smith and Falkner Evans. The Denver super group The Jazz Worms is also a part ...

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Falkner Evans: Invisible Words

Read "Invisible Words" reviewed by Doug Hall


Within the songs that make-up Invisible Words (CAP, 2021), jazz pianist and composer Falkner Evans is facing a profound loss and delivering an intricate and gorgeous musical response. Losing his wife and soul partner abruptly last year, after 30 years of marriage (she took her own life), Evans has found a way to create a reflective ...

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Song of the Day

Brightest Light

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Label: Consolidated Artists Productions
Released: 2021
Duration: 2:24

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Article: Album Review

Falkner Evans: Invisible Words

Read "Invisible Words" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


On May 19, 2020, pianist Falkner Evans' wife Linda took her own life. A crushing blow. He has responded to this tragedy by making the album he never meant to make, Invisible Words; the title was taken from a quote Evans found upon searching through his wife's writings: “Music Is the Invisible Word, made visible through ...

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Marbles

Label: Consolidated Artists Productions
Released: 2020
Track listing: Pina; Civilization; Sing Alone; Global News; Hidden Gem; This From That; Mbegu; Marbles; Dear West Village; Things Ain't What They Used To Be.

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Falkner Evans: Marbles

Read "Marbles" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On his fifth recording as leader, pianist / composer Falkner Evans has expanded his group size from trio (the first three) and quintet (the fourth) to sextet with vibraphonist Steve Nelson added on three of the album's ten numbers, the first nine of which were written by Evans. Even though this was a one-off, Evans' teammates ...

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Article: Album Review

Falkner Evans: Marbles

Read "Marbles" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Pianist Falkner Evans has been gradually expanding the size of his recording projects. He started out with a couple of trio discs, then made one with a quintet. On this latest offering, he fronts a three-horn sextet scored to sound like a bigger and fuller unit. He uses a front line of Michael Blake ...

Article: Album Review

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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