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Hall is a superb improviser with technique to spare. - Jersey Jazz January 2016

My first reaction when considering Time Remembered: The Music of Bill Evans (Unseenrain – 9960) by trombonist PAT HALL was what is there in the music of Evans that would inspire a trombonist to enlist an organ trio comprising Greg “Organ Monk” Lewis on Hammond organ, Marvin Sewell on guitar and Mike Campenni on drums to explore these tunes? Well, spending a bit over an hour listening to the album showed me that music associated with an iconic jazz player like Evans can be interpreted by good musicians with their own perspectives, and with interesting, satisfying results.

Pat Hall embraces the spirit of Bill Evans with a unique vision and with great success!

Bill Evans compositions are covered on a fairly regular basis. An entire release devoted to perhaps the greatest harmonic genius in improvisational music is not uncommon, a release that pushes the music forward is uncommon. Pat Hall has assembled a first rate trombone / organ trio to examine four Evans classics, a Rogers and Hart standard and two compositions from bassist Scott LaFaro and composer Earl Zindars who are both closely tied to the Evans legacy. The result is a more contemporary excursion down that rare harmonic road less traveled where Bill Evans became a legend.

Performance: @SofiJazz Performs At Somethin' Jazz Club in NYC

Submitted by pbone3b on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 10:47

Jazz artist and international model Sofija Knezevic performed at the SOMETHIN' Jazz Club in New York City on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 and tore the stage down with her unique style and amazing vocals. Check out her band as well. International Pop/soul rising star MikeLyrik also came out to show his support to his friend.