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Orrin Evans Trio Live In Concert (Full Audio)

Orrin Evans: Live From 92Y Tribeca

February 20, 2013A strong and harmonically provocative pianist, Evans often makes the commute between Philadelphia and New York City. His 19th and most recent album Flip The Script featured a trio, and he brings two cohorts to downtown Manhattan for this live performance.

The pianist Orrin Evans splits much of his time between Philadelphia, where he grew up, and New York, a much larger jazz scene where he gigs often. A hard-charging player, seasoned with the harmonic touch of fellow Philadelphian McCoy Tyner, Evans is in high demand in a lot of places. Last year saw him release his 19th album as a bandleader or co-leader, Flip the Script. It's a trio recording, a format which both intimidates and excites him; here, he takes up the three-man challenge anew.

Orrin Evans' trio followed Tim Green's quintet on stage at the 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City, as part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live.

Set List
  • "Clean House" (Orrin Evans)
  • "Blues Connotation" (Ornette Coleman)
  • "Question" (Eric Revis)
  • "Big Small" (Orrin Evans) [video highlight]
  • "TC's Blues" (Orrin Evans)
  • "Blessed One The Eternal Truth" (Trudy Pitts)
  • Orrin Evans, piano
  • Ben Wolfe, bass
  • Donald Edwards, drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes; Video Director: Stew Nachmias. Recorded Feb. 20, 2012 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y. Photo by John Rogers for NPR.

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