Orrin Evans

”The clear-cut best pianist of his time...” is how Hot House Magazine” described Orrin Evans in 1998, praise which was echoed again in the summer of 2002. This remarkable talent was nurtured in a household filled with music due to the efforts of his mother, a classical singer who surrounded the youngster with everything from the melodies of Puccini to the pulsating rhythms of Basie and Ellington. He learned from what he heard which is still the case today when he acknowledges such musicians as Trudy Pitts, Tim Warfield, Kenny Barron, Ralph Peterson, Edgar Bateman, Mickey Roker and Bobby Durham as inspirational guides. His formal study was at Philadelphia's prestigious Settlement School of Music under Charles Pettaway.

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The Evolution Of Oneself
The Evolution Of...
Smoke Sessions Records
2015
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Mother’s Touch
Mother’s Touch
Posi-Tone Records
2014
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Mother's Touch
Mother's Touch
Posi-Tone Records
2014
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It Was Beauty
It Was Beauty
Criss Cross
2013
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Flip The Script
Flip The Script
Posi-Tone Records
2012
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Freedom
Freedom
Posi-Tone Records
2011
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