Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New CDs From Pianist Orrin Evans & David Gibson

There are few labels that consistently hit home runs time after time, release after release, as does Posi-Tone produced by Marc Free. The latest to arrive includes a terrific piano trio recording by Orrin Evans called "Freedom". Evans is joined on the date by bassist Dwayne Burno, Byron Landham and Anwar Marshall share the drum duties, and the trio magically becomes a quartet on a couple of tracks with the addition of saxophonist Larry McKenna. This release comes after Evans' "Captain Black Big Band". Both would make great additions to your personal library. "Freedom" as Evans states in the notes is "...dedicated in loving memory to Trudy Pitts, Sid Simmons and Charles Fambrough". The group swings hard on most tracks, and there's a gorgeous ballad penned by Orrin that he titled "Dita".

Click Here To Search For Music By Orrin Evans At CD Universe

Another recent release from the label is "End Of The Tunnel" by trombonist David Gibson who is joined by Julius Tolentino on alto saxophone, Jared Gold on organ, and Quincy Davis on the drums. There's an incredibly funky rendition of Herbie Hancock's "Blind Man, Blind Man", a handful of wonderful compositions by Gibson, and the organist Jared Gold contributes a tune to the date. The groups swings when needed, gets funky when called for, and sounds great on every track.

Click Here To Search For Music By David Gibson At CD Universe

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