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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

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.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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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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 ...

The Point of the Moon

Label: CAP
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Altered Soul - 5:39; 02. Drawing In - 5:00; 03. Dorsoduro - 5:38; 04. Cheer Up - 3:25; 05. O Grande Amor (Jobim - De Moraes) - 7:06; 06. Slightest Movement - 4:26; 07. While We're Young (Palitz-Wilder-Engvick) - 5:27; 08. Off The Top 7:15; 09. The Point Of The Moon 5:56. Tutte le composizioni senza indicazione sono di Falkner Evans.

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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 ...

The Point Of The Moon

Label: CAP
Released: 2011
Track listing: Altered Soul; Drawing In; Dorsoduro; Cheer Up; O Grande Amor; Slightest Movement; While We're Young; Off The Top; The Point Of The Moon.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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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