Orrin Evans and Kevin Eubanks release duo album

‘EEE: Eubanks-Evans-Experience’ was recorded both in the studio and at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia

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Pianist and Hometown Hero Orrin Evans and Philly guitarist Kevin Eubanks have collaborated on EEE- Eubanks-Evans-Experience, a duo album that released on March 18, 2022 on Imani Records, Evans’ label.

Recorded both in the studio and at Chris’ Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia, WBGO called it “a broadly expressive statement, suggesting not just a collegial exchange but some kind of mind-meld.” The album has the “two risk-takers exchanging licks in a relaxed, spontaneous way, both in the studio and live on stage at Philly’s famed Chris’ Jazz Café,” says Glide Magazine.“Both were born and raised in Philadelphia and reflect the music they grew up on – be in jazz, soul, funk, and even a bit of Sun Ra.”

Kevin Eubanks and Orrin Evans will be on tour next month, reaching World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on April 22, the Jazz Gallery in New York on April 23, and City Winery in Washington, D.C. on April 24.