Weekend Listening Tip: Human Spirit

Human Spirit

In a meeting of east and west, April’s Ballard Jazz Festival in Seattle brought together New York pianist Orrin Evans with Human Spirit. Led by trumpeter Thomas Marriott, alto saxophonist Mark Taylor and drummer Matt Jorgensen, the Seattle quintet is attracting international attention, in part because of this album featuring Evans as a guest. (l to r) Orrin Evans, Thomas Marriott, Matt Jorgensen, Phil Sparks, Mark Taylor Jim Wilke, who doubles as recording engineer and radio host, … [Read more...]