PETER EVANS

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Peter Evans is an American trumpet player based in New York, who specializes in improvisation and avant-garde music. Evans has been a member of the New York City musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro acoustic music and composition. In addition, he performs regularly as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which is held annually in New York City. Evans has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, and England. His solo trumpet album, More Is More was released on Evan Parker's psi label in 2006, and his debut album as a leader, titled simply The Peter Evans Quartet, was released by Firehouse 12 in 2007. He performs often with his quartet (with Brandon Seabrook, Tom Blancarte, and Kevin read more...
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PETER EVANS Peter Evans, Dave Reminick, Moppa Elliott ‎: PGSA album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans, Dave Reminick, Moppa Elliott ‎: PGSA
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
PETER EVANS More Is More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Is More
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
PETER EVANS The Peter Evans Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Peter Evans Quartet
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER EVANS Sparks : The Animal In The Dark Tower album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sparks : The Animal In The Dark Tower
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
PETER EVANS Peter Evans  / Tom Blancarte ‎: {Sparks} album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / Tom Blancarte ‎: {Sparks}
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER EVANS Peter Evans/Weasel Walter Group : Oculus Ex Abyssus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans/Weasel Walter Group : Oculus Ex Abyssus
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER EVANS Ich fühle Luft von anderem Planeten album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ich fühle Luft von anderem Planeten
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
PETER EVANS Nature/Culture album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nature/Culture
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
PETER EVANS Peter Evans Quintet ‎: Ghosts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans Quintet ‎: Ghosts
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
PETER EVANS Peter Evans, Jim Altieri, Sam Pluta : Sum And Difference album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans, Jim Altieri, Sam Pluta : Sum And Difference
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
PETER EVANS Beyond Civilized and Primitive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beyond Civilized and Primitive
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
PETER EVANS Peter Evans + Raleigh Dailey: Measure From Zero album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans + Raleigh Dailey: Measure From Zero
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER EVANS Destination: Void album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Destination: Void
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
PETER EVANS Peter Evans & Tim Dahl & Mike Pride : Pulverize The Sound album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans & Tim Dahl & Mike Pride : Pulverize The Sound
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
PETER EVANS Peter Evans / Louise Jensen / Dan Peck / Tom Blancarte : The Gauntlet Of Mehen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / Louise Jensen / Dan Peck / Tom Blancarte : The Gauntlet Of Mehen
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
PETER EVANS Peter Evans, Agusti Fernandez, Mats Gustafsson : A Quietness Of Water album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans, Agusti Fernandez, Mats Gustafsson : A Quietness Of Water
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
PETER EVANS Peter Evans & Weasel Walter : Poisonous album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans & Weasel Walter : Poisonous
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
PETER EVANS Pulverize The Sound : Sequel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pulverize The Sound : Sequel
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
PETER EVANS Peter Evans Ensemble : Horizons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans Ensemble : Horizons
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020
PETER EVANS Being & Becoming album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Being & Becoming
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020
PETER EVANS Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards
Post Bop 2020

PETER EVANS EPs & splits

PETER EVANS Peter Evans / Nate Wooley ‎: Instrumentals Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / Nate Wooley ‎: Instrumentals Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
PETER EVANS Returns (performed by Yarn​/​Wire) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Returns (performed by Yarn​/​Wire)
Third Stream 2020

PETER EVANS live albums

PETER EVANS Peter Evans / Tom Blancarte / Brandon Seabrook : Live At WFMU On Scott McDowell's Show On 8/13/2008 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / Tom Blancarte / Brandon Seabrook : Live At WFMU On Scott McDowell's Show On 8/13/2008
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER EVANS Peter Evans / James Fei / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / James Fei / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
PETER EVANS Peter Evans Quartet ‎: Live In Lisbon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans Quartet ‎: Live In Lisbon
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
PETER EVANS Peter Evans / Nate Wooley : High Society album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / Nate Wooley : High Society
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
PETER EVANS Evans / Fernández / Gustafsson : Kopros Lithos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evans / Fernández / Gustafsson : Kopros Lithos
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
PETER EVANS Peter Evans, Kassa Overall, John Hebert : Zebulon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans, Kassa Overall, John Hebert : Zebulon
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
PETER EVANS Peter Evans & Alfred Vogel : Il piccolo incidente album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans & Alfred Vogel : Il piccolo incidente
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER EVANS Lifeblood album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Lifeblood
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER EVANS Genesis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Genesis
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
PETER EVANS Anemone (Peter Evans / John Butcher / Frédéric  Blondy / Clayton Thomas and Paul Lovens) : A Wing Dissolved In Light album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anemone (Peter Evans / John Butcher / Frédéric Blondy / Clayton Thomas and Paul Lovens) : A Wing Dissolved In Light
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
PETER EVANS Peter Evans, Barry Guy : Syllogistic Moments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans, Barry Guy : Syllogistic Moments
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
PETER EVANS Peter Evans / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Free Radicals At DOM album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans / Agusti Fernandez / Barry Guy : Free Radicals At DOM
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
PETER EVANS Peter Evans, Sam Pluta : Two Live Sets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peter Evans, Sam Pluta : Two Live Sets
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2019
PETER EVANS Into the Silence - 于无声处 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Into the Silence - 于无声处
Avant-Garde Jazz 2020

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PETER EVANS Lifeblood

Live album · 2016 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Starting from late 60s solo saxophone recordings aren't rare thing, Chicagoan Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and soprano genius Steve Lacy introduced world to that kind of highly creative and usually very free-form kind of jazz. Solo trumpeter albums are much more obscure though.

American trumpeter Peter Evans (better known to wide auditory as Mostly Other People Do The Killing band member) has already released some, but his newest "Lifeblood" is his first solo trumpet album in five years. It contains recordings from different shows recorded in 2015-16 and lasts almost two hour long. To make things even more twisted,"Lifeblood" is released in digital form only - usual download files and ... USB memory stick (or being more correct - USB credit card memory stick). Since the size of content doesn't exceed the space of casual double CD-set, it's obvious that physical recording's form has been chosen not only because of technical needs.

So - what do we have inside? Solo reeds albums are always hit or miss, at their best such music radiate artist's creativity and technical perfection but sometimes we just evidence never-ending demonstration of musician's ego drilling your ears and twitching your nerves. Than 109 minutes long "Lifeblood" can sound as really risky business.

Fortunately it isn't. Evans plays solo trumpet concerts regularly for years so what one can hear on this album isn't just exotic demonstration of technical abilities on request. "Lifeblood" contains two longer pieces ("suites") - twenty-seven minutes long opener of the same title and three-parts forty-minutes long closer "The Prophets". All music is highly improvised but contains never ending mosaic of tunes and rhythms snippets changind each other very dynamically so such a long free-form album doesn't sound boring at all.

Evans plays trumpet with rare virtuosity using his own techniques besides of more traditional, he uses breathing and his mouse as source for percussion added and generally minimalist music is surprisingly dense and dynamic. Quite unusually for music of such kind all concert sound is warm,even intimate at moments. Peter successfully finds the right balance between passionate playing and relaxed atmosphere, music isn't explosive nor meditative.

Surprisingly, almost two hours of solo trumpet music of free form don't require special concentration from listener. It is not elevator music for sure, but it works pretty well sounding at home when I was doing some home works or reading news in internet. I listened to the album three or four times during last some weeks - it says a lot!

USB stick isn't most popular form of physical jazz album maybe, than go for more usual download and don't miss this probably best reeds player solo album of last decade or so.

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