Jazz virtuoso Norman Evans has played with a variety of well-known musicians, and it is a tribute to his own excellence as a performer and musician that he can produce his albums. Although he plays all the instruments on the CD,it sounds like a full band, juicing and bopping along with lively interplay that you’d swear was coming from a full ensemble. That may sound like a toss-off comment, but there is some subtle intelligence at work when one player cannot only create every sound in the band, but can make those sounds seem to interact with one another. That kind of performing opens up whole new realms of genius.
I’ve been a fan of Norman Evans’ work for some time now. He’s an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a world of jazz sounds pulsing through his veins just crying to be let out. Norman Evans’ music is soulful, truthful, and harmonious. His saxophone and keyboards show a master’s touch as he merges smooth jazz riffs with calming and inspired melodies. What seems like perfect background music soon has you buzzing along to their happy rhythms. If you’ve never heard of Norman Evans’ music before, this is a great place to begin.