Win FREE Tickets to the Peter Evans Quintet @ EMPAC at RPI on Friday

March 25th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg
Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Taking jazz into the 21st century, the adventurous Peter Evans Quintet will incorporate real-time sound processing with traditional instruments when they invade EMPAC at RPI in Troy on Friday night (March 29). The live electronics allows the group to change their collective ensemble sound fluidly from mellow tones to jagged rattling to cacophonous reverberation. Drawing on traditional jazz idioms as source material, trumpeter-composer Peter Evans and his band contort them into something resembling classical European avant-garde, complete with complex rhythms played with pinpoint accuracy and confounding extended techniques.

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