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Prior to releasing four albums of his own original music, composer/arranger John Evans had been best known for his work with saxophonist David Sanborn on the RIAA certified gold, Grammy-nominated album, HIDEAWAY. Evans composed and co-penned with Sanborn, the tune that became the single release for the album.

This past year, Evans released three successful music videos. One of them, “All I Wanna' Do is Dance” has already received over one million views on YouTube.

Here's what Jackie Anderson - Host of Midday Jazz on WJAB-FM Radio, said about John Evans & Dream's first album: “You can feel the magic from start to finish with “DREAM”. Smooth jazz at its finest. Don't miss this one.”

In 2007, shortly after its' release, Evans' DREAM album made it to the number one slot for all genres at CD Baby. The album then remained in the top 10 of Best Selling Smooth Jazz albums for over 125 weeks.

Here's what Paul Dunkel - Music Director & Conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic (New York) had to say about John Evans & Dream's first album, DREAM:

“I've been listening to Dream, a lovely recording based on the music of the gifted American composer John Evans. Mr. Evans obviously has an ear for lyrical lines and many of his songs are extended in these instrumental versions. The arrangements are subtle and colorful. The playing is first rate throughout. For this listener (a classical musician) Mr. Evans seems to have learned lessons from several major composers: Debussy comes to mind first. My particular favorite cut is “Para Bailar” with its Latin edge. Each selection has a catchy groove and there is enough variety between the five compositions to satisfy any listener whether he be from the pop or classical worlds.”

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SMOOTH JAZZ DAILY: John Evans & Dream, “Postcard from the Moon”

John Evans is widely known by his collaboration with David Sanborn on his album Hideaway. Evans composed and co- penned Creeper with Sanborn. Last year I reviewed his album The Winding Road (2009).

Now he is back with his new album Postcard from the Moon (2010). All songs are composed and arranged by John Evans.

Keyboardist John Evans is joined on this album by his band Dream, Ron Jones (saxophones & flute), Larry Spencer (trumpet & flugelhorn), Brady Mosher (guitars), Johnny Hooper (guitars), John Evans (keyboards), Chuck Rainey (Fender bass), Gene Glover (congas & percussion), Mike Collier (drums & vocals), Jennifer Perryman (vocals), Rosana Eckert (vocals), Annagrey Labasse (vocals) and new Andy Timmons (guitar).

The album starts with the ballad You Never Taught Me How To Say Goodbye

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Album Night Flower by John Evans and Dream

Night Flower

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2013

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Album Postcard from the Moon by John Evans and Dream

Postcard from the Moon

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Album The Winding Road by John Evans and Dream

The Winding Road

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Night Flower

Night Flower

John Evans and Dream
Night Flower

Bronx Blue

Bronx Blue

John Evans and Dream
Postcard from the Moon

Postcard from the Moon

Postcard from the Moon

John Evans and Dream
Postcard from the Moon

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