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Rifftides recommends Orrin Evans “Mother’s Touch”…

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www.artsjournal.com Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, Mother’s Touch (Posi-Tone) Regulars at the uptown New York club Smoke relish not only the musicianship but also the slap-dash camaraderie that pianist Orrin Evans’ big band exhibits during performances. Without the fun and games, the band is just as compelling in this studio recording. Evans’ “In My Soul,” slow and slinky with ...Read More

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June 13th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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Orrin Evans “Mother’s Touch” is one of Downbeat’s Editor’s Picks…

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www.downbeat.com BY FRANK ALKYER Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, Mother’s Touch (Posi-Tone) Mother’s Touch had me, literally, by the fourth note of the opening tune, “In My Soul”: Just four sweet pops from the horn section of this amazing big band pulled me in, dripping with gospel-filled soul. Those notes launch a sweet summertime powerhouse of a record that slips and slides w ...Read More

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June 12th, 2014 at 9:39 am

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Dave Sumner makes Orrin Evans “Mother’s Touch” a pick of the week on eMusic…

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www.wonderingsound.com Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, Mother’s Touch: Excellent big band release, and the first studio album by Evans’ Captain Black Big Band. Boisterous, almost mad with enthusiasm at times between the solos and group efforts, there’s plenty of huge sounds and expansive views. But the most amazing quality of this album is when Evans scales things down for quiet inte ...Read More

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May 22nd, 2014 at 10:46 am

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ICON’s Nick Bewsey makes Orrin Evans “Mother’s Touch” one of his picks for the month…

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http://wrti.org/post/may-jazz-picks-icon-magazine Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band: Mother’s Touch: Posi-tone – Orrin Evans is a true jazz advocate. One of the busiest leaders on the scene with more than 20 solo albums in his discography along with countless sideman appearances, Evans has a second-to-none work ethic in and around New York as well as his hometown of Philadelphia. An ...Read More

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May 20th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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Midwest Record on “Mother’s Touch”…

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http://midwestrecord.com/MWR802.html ORRIN EVANS’ CAPTAIN BLACK BIG BAND/Mother’s Touch: Right from the opening, this feels like a classic big band set. He might be a piano man, but he’s got the arranger’s chops of instrumentalists from other axes from the last 50 years of greats. Starting out by sort of taking it to church, Evans and his vast collection of players knock it ...Read More

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May 15th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

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A nice gig review for Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band….

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lucidculture.wordpress.com Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band Smolders at Smoke Not to disrespect everything that pianist Orrin Evans has done with smaller combos, whether as a bandleader or with tenor sax titan JD Allen, but his greatest  moments so far could well be with his Captain Black Big Band. Over the past couple of years, that mighty group has earned a reputation as arguably the h ...Read More

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May 13th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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NextBop calls Orrin Evans Captain Black Big Band new CD Mother’s Touch “a sizable leap in scope and sound”…

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nextbop.com It was last October that I had the chance to catch Orrin Evans and his Captain Black Big Band. The venue was NYC’s famed Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club, and the occasion the birthday centennial of jazz’s greatest space case, Sun Ra. I’d known Evans from his flurry of small group releases over the past few years, particularly his wonderfully adaptive and melodic touch at the piano. Thos ...Read More

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May 7th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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AAJ posts another review for Captain Black Big Band “Mother’s Touch”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com New York-based pianist / composer (and two-time Grammy Award nominee) Orrin Evans served notice with his first big-band album for Posi-Tone Records that there was an impressive new ensemble on the scene, a message that is firmly underscored by the second, the cryptically named Mother’s Touch., whose tone and temperament mirror Evans’ contemporary point of vie ...Read More

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May 4th, 2014 at 3:18 pm

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StepTempest features detailed coverage for Orrin Evans “Mother’s Touch”…

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steptempest.blogspot.com Hard to believe it’s been just over 3 years since Posi-Tone Reecords released the self-titled debut CD from the Captain Black Big Band. Culled from 3 live dates, the music was hard-hitting, raucous, even fevered at times but filled with soulful melodies, smart arrangements and great solos. 8 months after that release (11/11), pianist, composer, founder and leader ...Read More

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April 30th, 2014 at 5:23 pm

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AAJ’s Dan Bilawsky reviews “Mother’s Touch”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com The studio-versus-stage argument will forever rage on in music, but it really shouldn’t. Each setting has its advantages and disadvantages. The jazz community has forever favored the stage, as many feel that jazz is meant to be experienced and created in the moment, with artist(s) feeding off the room and creating here-and-gone sounds. That preference is completely und ...Read More

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April 30th, 2014 at 11:20 am

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