Pianist Falkner Evans returns with ARC, his third CD as a leader, and his best yet! Joined by the ace rhythm section of bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson, Evans has produced a recording that crackles with energy, swing, creativity and beauty.
Mixing his original compositions with such jazz standards as Wayne Shorter's "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum" and John Coltrane's "Central Park West," not to mention a stunning take on the evergreen "Come Rain or Come Shine," Evans and his compatriots strike gold everywhere they look. The interplay between these three musicians is obvious and intimate, allowing listeners to hear a lively conversation among close friends. The understated beauty of Evans's compositions and improvisations is brought into focus by the sharp and sensitive accents delivered by drummer Wilson, while Bullock's deep anchor of powerful sound and swing envelops the whole with grace. Swinging, soulful, compelling and foot-tapping, Falkner Evans's ARC is the epitome of the modern jazz piano trio.
To learn more about Falkner Evans, visit his website at www.falknerevans.com
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