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Peter Evans

eter Evans is a trumpet player and composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works with an ever-expanding group of musicians and composers in the creation of new music. His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Ensemble and Being & Becoming (with Joel Ross, Nick Jozwiak and Savannah Harris). Evans has been exploring solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade

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Article: Festivals Talking

Moers Festival Interviews: Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea

Read "Moers Festival Interviews: Matt Mottel & Kevin Shea" reviewed by Martin Longley


Improviser In Residence becomes Improvisers In Residence, for the 50th anniversary of the Moers Festival in Germany. Running since 2008, this has been a year-long in-house situation for invited artists, and usually offered to a single being. In 2021, we have the innovation of a twosome, in Matt Mottel (keyboards) and Kevin Shea (drums), who also ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Pandemic Sessions: Solos, Part 2

Read "The Pandemic Sessions: Solos, Part 2" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Part 1 | Part 2 The entire world was in lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis, and of course, that included musicians. Unable to tour and record with their various ensembles, many artists prepared solo projects (some recorded before the virus struck). Most of the music is very personal, as if the artists are asking ...

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No Boundaries

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020

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Article: Album Review

João Almeida: Solo Sessions *||||

Read "Solo Sessions *||||" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Listening to Solo Sessions *|||| by Portuguese trumpeter João Almeida, reminds one of a passage in Jack Kerouac's seminal novel On The Road, “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who ...

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Article: Album Review

Cory Smythe: Accelerate Every Voice

Read "Accelerate Every Voice" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Pianist/electronics artist/composer Cory Smythe's Pyroclastic Records debut Circulate Susanna (2018) was a tongue-in-cheek attribution to the inspiration of a fictional event. He returns to the Kris Davis run label with the intriguing, socially-conscious and genre-less Accelerate Every Voice. Inspired by an assortment of sources: Andrew Hill's Lift Every Voice (Blue Note, 1970), the work of Harlem ...

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Article: Interview

Enrico Rava: ottanta anni suonati

Read "Enrico Rava: ottanta anni suonati" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig


Viaggi, concerti, aneddoti. Soprattutto, tanta musica. In occasione dell'unica tappa romana del suo 80th Anniversary World Tour presso l'Aula Magna della Sapienza abbiamo incontrato Enrico Rava, che ha ripercorso per i nostri lettori i momenti salienti della sua lunga carriera. All About Jazz: Partiamo dal tour celebrativo dei tuoi ottanta anni. Accanto a te ...

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Article: Album Review

Luis Vicente - Vasco Trilla: A Brighter Side Of Darkness

Read "A Brighter Side Of Darkness" reviewed by John Sharpe


The drone plays an important role in musics around the world, from south Indian classical to the pibroch piping of Scotland and the didgeridoo of Australia, to name just a few examples. Such minimalist leanings where small modulations in clusters of pure tone become the main feature also appear especially suited to experimental trumpeters such as ...

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Article: Album Review

Rodrigo Amado / Chris Corsano: No Place to Fall

Read "No Place to Fall" reviewed by John Sharpe


Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado's early output has been notable for the freewheeling interplay between him and other talented horn players like trombonist Jeb Bishop, trumpeter Peter Evans and multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee. It's the quartet he fronts with McPhee which contains the seed for this Lisbon studio date from summer 2014, in that it includes the drummer ...

Article: Album Review

Stephanie Richards: Take the Neon Lights

Read "Take the Neon Lights" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Sono due gli elementi principali che emergono all'ascolto di Take the Neon Lights : la straordinaria tecnica strumentale di Steph Richards, nella scia di innovatori come Nate Wooley e Peter Evans, ed una scrittura decisamente originale, anomala, anticonvenzionale. Al secondo album da leader, dopo l'eccellente debutto con l'elettronico Fullmoon, Richards scopre definitivamente le carte mettendo in ...


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