Flip the Script
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||Question||Orrin Evans||4:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Clean House||Orrin Evans||4:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Flip the Script||Orrin Evans||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When||Orrin Evans||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Big Small||Orrin Evans||5:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Brand New Day||Orrin Evans||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||TC's Blues||Orrin Evans||5:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Some Day My Prince Will Come||Orrin Evans||6:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Answer||Orrin Evans||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Sound of Philadelphia||Orrin Evans||4:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
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Since emerging in the '90s, Philadelphia-rooted pianist and composer Orrin Evans has been a sideman to several artists (including Bobby Watson and Ralph Peterson), cut a number of albums as a leader, and more recently has helmed The Captain Black Big Band. Evans generally works in a straight-ahead, post-bop mode, and he’s very good at what he does. On 2012’s Flip the Script, he plays with a trio that includes bassist Ben Wolfe and Donald Edwards. Most of the tracks are four or five minutes long, and they’re generous with melody. The album opens with “Question,” a piece written by bassist Eric Revis that has a touch of Monk in it. The band swings hard and also embraces edgy abstraction, effortlessly erasing differences between playing in and out. Evans displays a big sound on “Clean House,” while a cover of Luther Vandross’s “A Brand New Day” evokes McCoy Tyner. A lovely Evans original, “The Answer,” precedes a slow, solo-piano version of Gamble and Huff’s “The Sound of Philadelphia.” Evans slows the latter song way down, and the result is a superb inner-city-blues rendering of the R&B classic.
Nice and Sweet.
Everything you would ever want in a jazz album. The titles of the songs perfectly portray the songs themselves, the rhythms are awesome, and the changes in the song are perfect.
Ben Wolfe, Donald Edwards, and OE. What more needs to be said?
Born: Trenton, NJ
Years Active: '90s, '00s