Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Evans delivers the kind of edge-walking spontaneity that is familiar to anyone who's ever seen the predictably unpredictable Orrin Evans perform live. This is a raw, electrifying date that teams him with a pair of renowned guitarists and fellow Philadelphia natives: Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkel. The album also features the latest in a long line of inspired rhythm sections, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Mark Whitfield, Jr., along with up-and-coming saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis and a longtime collaborator, vocalist M'Balia, who deliver a soulful reading of David Bowie's "Kooks".
Personnel: Orrin Evans (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); MBalia Singley (vocals); Kurt Rosenwinkel , Kevin Eubanks (guitar); Caleb Curtis (flute, saxophone); Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums).
Audio Mixers: Ted Tuthill; Paul Stache.
Liner Note Author: Orrin Evans.
Recording information: Sear Sound, Studio C, New York City (04/05/2016).
Photographer: John Abbott .