1st April 2020 – Let there be JAZZ
most likely among our favs of 2020 so far!
Peter Evans – Being & 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 Sorey – Unfiltered
released March 4, 2020
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.