Evans, Orrin / Faith In Action
Album: Faith In Action   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Evans, Orrin   Added:Feb 2010

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-03-14 Pull Date: 2010-05-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 16 May 2 Apr 25 Apr 11 Apr 4 Mar 28 Mar 21
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 12, 2010: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Why Not
4. Apr 20, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Wheel Within A Wheel
2. May 09, 2010: poetry in parlando
5. Apr 07, 2010: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Appointment In Milano
3. Apr 30, 2010: No Cover, No Minimum
Two Steppin' With Dawn
6. Apr 02, 2010: No Cover, No Minimum
Appointment In Milano

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-03-13
Evans is a pianist/composer/arranger with a butter-smooth style and a sophisticated touch. Here he combines original tunes with a tribute to his friend and mentor, Bobby Watson. His trio is tight and fresh and it’s all nicely unpredictable but painted with a fluid line. Good stuff.

*1. Striding, midtempo plinky bop w/an odd syncopation.
2. Downtempo and gentle with a creamy, dreamy air. Lovely.
*3. Serious drumming highlights this midtempo bounce.
*4. Explosive energy, upbeat and fiery. Nice sense of improv,
5. A soft and reflective ballad w/a gentle touch from all.
6. Soft and slow solo piano. Reverent, lyrical, sad but lovely.
*7. Rhythm-shifting and tempo-teasing. Starts slow then wanders.
8. A slow and languid ballad. Quiet, fragile, but heartfelt.
*9. Polyrhythmic romp w/a highly improvised feel. Cool.
10. Starts slow gets into a midtempo groove. Tres hip.

Track Listing
1. Don't Call Me Wally   6. Beattitudes
2. Faith In Action   7. Mat-Matt
3. Wheel Within A Wheel   8. Love Remains
4. Appointment In Milano   9. Two Steppin' With Dawn
5. Matthew's Song   10. Why Not