Bill Evans' Soulgrass On Mountain Stage

Set List

"Sweet Tea"

"Easy Way Out"

"Slippery Bigs"

"Ode to the Working Man"

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Saxophonist Bill Evans has played with John McLaughlin, Les McCann and Miles Davis. Now, he leads a supergroup of virtuoso musicians known as Bill Evans' Soulgrass in a live performance, taped in January 2008 in Charleston, W.V.

With a hybrid style fusing bluegrass and jazz, Evans compiled an exceptional team of well-known players from different backgrounds to get the job done: newgrass icon Sam Bush on mandolin, fiddler Christian Howes, drummer Joel Rosenblatt, Ryan Cavanaugh on banjo and world-renowned bassist Richard Bona. The 2005 CD Soulgrass earned Evans a Grammy nomination and featured Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby and John Scofield, among many others. The songs featured here appear on the group's 2007 release, The Other Side of Something — including the speed-grass jaunt "Slippery Bigs," which lets each band perform a solo.

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