Steve Evans Quartet, 2 Sets

Steve Evans Quartet - 2 Sets

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A hip new jazz singer from Chicago – one with an equal ear for older standards and more contemporary tunes! Steve Evans has a quality that's quite different from most of his contemporaries – a warmly fluid style of singing that's often quite soulful, in ways that really brings a new sort of energy to the tracks selected for the album. His approach is neither classic rehash, nor the sort of sleepy vocals that often play over downtempo beats – and instead, he mixes his vocals wonderfully with some live acoustic instrumentation – just a bit of piano, bass, and drums – again used in ways that are less conventionally jazz than you might expect. Add to the mix a selection of tunes by writers as diverse as Tom Waits, Nick Drake, Matt Dennis, Tom Jones, and Lucas Santtana -- and you've got a very compelling little album, one that makes us proud to share a hometown with Steve! The session was recorded live in the studio – broken into two "sets", hence the title.

– Dusty Groove America

2 Sets features
Leandro Lopez Varady on piano
Jake Vinsel on bass
Noritaka Tanaka on drums.

Quotes about 2 Sets

"An interpretive blackbelt, on the same level of Kurt Elling and Tierney Sutton…daring and refreshing."

- All About Jazz

"In Steve Evans we may have found a new star."

- Mucchio, Italy

"A voice that seems a cross between Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley, but with a layer of jazz in the style of Kurt Elling"

- Rock Star, Italy

Track Listing Listen to a preview of the album

Disk 1

Into Shade
Arto Lindsay, Lucas Santana
Clap Hands
Tom Waits
River Man
Nick Drake
Lost Mind
Percy Heath
Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Tom Waits
There’s A Lull In My Life
Mack Gordon, Harry Revel
Concierto De Aranjuez / The Way Young Lovers Do
Rodrigo / Van Morrison
Corpus Christi Carol
Benjamin Britten

Disk 1

Things behing the sun
Nick Drake
Soon It’s Gonna Rain
Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt
The Part You Throw Away
Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
Ill Wind
Harold Arlen
Saidas E Bandeiras
Milton Nascimento, Fernando Brant
Fruit Tree
Nick Drake
The Night We Called It A Day
Tom Adair, Matt Dennis