Point of the Moon
Falkner Evans- Piano/Composer Greg Tardy- Saxophone Ron Horton- Trumpet Belden Bullock-Bass Matt Wilson-Drums Gary Versace- Organ (Track 8) Accordion (Track 9) After three trio recordings that established him as one of the most vivid post-bop stylists on the present jazz scene, pianist and composer Falkner Evans has expanded his tonal palette for 'The Point of the Moon.' The result is his most ambitious and rewarding album to date. Utilizing the same rhythm team-bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson-as his acclaimed 2007 album, ARC, Evans broadens the scope of his new recording with three additional players: tenor saxophonist Greg Tardy, trumpeter Ron Horton, and, on the album's final two tracks, keyboardist Gary Versace. In addition to seven new compositions from the leader, the group reinterprets Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova classic 'O Grande Amor' and the Alec Wilder standard 'While We're Young.', the group reinterprets Antonio Carlos Jobim's Although there is ample space for Evans to display his his swinging yet crisplyt inventive skills as and accomplished improviser, 'The Point of the Moon' is truly an ensemble recording.