Firehouse 12 To Present The Peter Evans Quartet November 13th

Photo by C. Neil Scott

Photo by C. Neil Scott

On Friday, November 13th, Firehouse 12‘s fifth annual Fall Jazz Series will present the New Haven debut of The Peter Evans Quartet. The group, which recorded its highly acclaimed eponymous debut for Firehouse 12 Records in 2007, is led by trumpeter/composer Peter Evans, who critics have called “a new jazz star” (Brian Morton, Jazz Review) with “the kind of mad chops and conceptual smarts that surface just a few times in every lifetime” (Peter Margasak, DownBeat). The current version of the ensemble, his main outlet as a bandleader, features pianist Ricardo Gallo, bassist Tom Blancarte and drummer Kevin Shea.

“Trumpeter Peter Evans is an urgent new talent who promises to upend the world of jazz and improv,” wrote The Wire‘s Andy Hamilton in his review of The Peter Evans Quartet. “If you had a lingering suspicion jazz might be dead, this furious and compelling release will calm your fears.” AllAboutJazz.com’s Troy Collins adds, “This crack ensemble balances boundless energy with knowing finesse. Continuously in flux, the quartet endlessly modulates between collective improvisation, intricate notated charts and individual solos with graceful verve. The Peter Evans Quartet is not only a definitive statement from a rising new voice, but one of the finest jazz records of the year.”

A member of the New York music community since 2003, following his graduation from Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in classical trumpet performance, Evans works in a wide variety of music settings, including baroque, contemporary classical, free improvisation and electro-acoustic music. He first gained widespread attention for his talents through the release of his 2006 solo trumpet CD, More is More (Psi), and has since recorded with such notable ensembles as Carnival Skin, Moppa Elliott’s Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Evan Parker’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Sparks and Tyft in addition to his own working quartet. The Peter Evans Quartet was named to best of the year lists in AllAboutJazz.com, Cadence, Jazz Review, the Village Voice and The Wire. Learn more at http://www.myspace.com/peterevanstrumpet

2009 Fall Jazz Series Schedule:

09/18 :: Brandon Ross & Blazing Beauty
09/25 :: Matt Wilson Quartet
10/02 :: Mauger: Rudresh Mahanthappa/Mark Dresser/Gerry Hemingway
10/09 :: Steve Lehman Trio
10/16 :: Gretchen Parlato Band
10/23 :: Whirrr! The Music of Jimmy Giuffre
10/30 :: Taylor Eigsti Trio
11/06 :: ODE: Larry Ochs/Trevor Dunn/Lisle Ellis/Michael Sarin
11/13 :: The Peter Evans Quartet
11/20 :: Darius Jones Trio
12/04 :: Mary Halvorson Quintet
12/11 :: Amy Cervini Quartet
12/18 :: Daniel Levin Trio

Tickets and more information available at:
http://firehouse12.com/performance_space_calendar.asp

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