Peter Evans Quintet

March 26–30. 2-13
Concert Hall

One of the most beguiling experimental jazz groups working, the Peter Evans Quintet contorts traditional jazz idioms with European avant-garde structures. Their music comes alive with complex rhythms, pinpoint virtuosity, and surprising techniques of prolongation. Evans and his ensemble performed at EMPAC while they were in residence recording material for their next album. Evans is a trumpet player and composer based in New York City who works across a wide spectrum of contemporary music practices. In addition to touring internationally with the quintet since 2009, he has formed collaborative groups with other composers and improvisers (Pulverize the Sound, Rocket Science) and performed music by both new and established composers. As a trumpet player, Evans has been steadily working to broaden the expressive vocabulary of the instrument for both solo and group contexts. In 2011 he established his More is More label and has released several recordings of his music.

Program Notes

All Compositions by Peter Evans

12 (for Evan Parker)

For Gary Rydstrom and Ben Burtt

Make It So



March 29, 2013

Production Credits

Destination: Void, Audio recorded at EMPAC, released by More Is More Records