New Music for New Times

1st April 2020 – Let there be JAZZ
most likely among our favs of 2020 so far!

Peter EvansBeing & Becoming
released April 1, 2020
More is More Records

Peter Evans – trumpet, piccolo trumpet / Joel Ross- vibraphone / Nick Jozwiak – bass / Savannah Harris – drums and percussion

The first release from Evans’ new group Being & Becoming, featuring some of the leading lights from the next generation of creative musicians: Joel Ross, Nick Joziwak, and Savannah Harris. This debut album features a set of new compositions from Evans, moving between notated chamber music textures, free improvisations, deep grooves and telepathic ensemble playing.

Being & Becoming represents a new chapter in Evans’ commitment to composition and improvisation in a small-group format. After working with a variety of ensembles that feature electronics, Being & Becoming is a totally acoustic venture. Like Evans, all three of his new bandmates move effortlessly from very traditional musical contexts to the most forward-thinking. The group has been slowly refining its concept in NYC since 2017. The quartet’s 2020 self-titled record on Evans’ More is More Records marks another point of evolution in his commitment to composing for creative musicians.

Tyshawn SoreyUnfiltered
released March 4, 2020
Pi Recordings

Nathan Reising, alto saxophone / Morgan Guerin, tenor saxophone / Lex Korten, piano / Sasha Berliner, vibraphone / Nick Dunston, bass / Tyshawn Sorey, drums, compositions

Recorded by Nick Lloyd and Greg DiCrosta at Firehouse 12 Studios, New Haven, CT on November 23, 2019.