The pianist Orrin Evans splits much of his time between Philadelphia, where he grew up, and New York, a much larger jazz scene where he gigs often. A hard-charging player, seasoned with the harmonic touch of fellow Philadelphian McCoy Tyner, Evans is in high demand in a lot of places. Last year saw him release his 19th album as a bandleader or co-leader, Flip the Script. It's a trio recording, a format which both intimidates and excites him; here, he takes up the three-man challenge anew.
Orrin Evans' trio followed Tim Green's quintet on stage at the 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City, as part of the WBGO concert series The Checkout: Live.
- "Clean House" (Orrin Evans)
- "Blues Connotation" (Ornette Coleman)
- "Question" (Eric Revis)
- "Big Small" (Orrin Evans) [video highlight]
- "TC's Blues" (Orrin Evans)
- "Blessed One The Eternal Truth" (Trudy Pitts)
- Orrin Evans, piano
- Ben Wolfe, bass
- Donald Edwards, drums
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes; Video Director: Stew Nachmias. Recorded Feb. 20, 2012 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y. Photo by John Rogers for NPR.