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tlomiento Peter Evans performance here is certainly a step beyond what has come before. At times harsh and abrasive, yet always lyrical. Ken Vandermarks solo recordings on Site Specific come to mind in that the environment helps to shape the overall tone of the compositions.
Edge of your seat performance that will leave you shaking your head. Favorite track: Lifeblood.
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Max Miller-Loran good GOD. take my money. Favorite track: Lifeblood.
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Frank Versnel Listening to Peter Evan's playing on this record expands the space in my head. It's like Evans understands how internal thought processes work and plays music to amplify them. I haven't been as happy with a new record in a long while! Favorite track: Lifeblood.
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Lifeblood - solo trumpet

More is More 161 - released on custom USB drive & digital formats

Lifeblood is Peter Evans' return to the solo album after a 5 year break. In the interim, there have been countless tours and concerts, as well as Evans' artist residencies at both Issue Project Room (2014) and Roulette Intermedium (2015/16), to both of which solo music was a central component. There have been extreme developments in terms of large scale form, manipulation of texture(s), use of the microphone, and the narrative (if at times inscrutable and non-linear) quality of the work. The goal has moved far beyond any exploration of "extended technique" instrumental innovation which is so often the focus of solo improvised performance, although variety of sound is paramount.

Lifeblood is comprised mainly of two very different live performances. The title piece is from a small club in Cleveland (April 2016), and chronologically sits nearly last in the collection. "Prophets" is another full length piece, recorded as the opening concert of Evans' time at Roulette in fall 2015, after one week of practicing in the space with the PA. The short pieces, which also exist on film, are vignettes meant to tell a brief story with a more limited range of textures. "Pathways (for Rajna Swaminathan)" was recorded at the last minute and focuses entirely on one rhythmic texture that can be found for brief moments in the longer pieces. In general, there are many such cross-connections of material spread out over all the pieces, which were performed over a 6 month period.

The first 250 dollars of profits from this album will be sent as a donation to Color of Change, a policy-driven online organization for racial justice. Visit


released October 1, 2016


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Peter Evans is a trumpet player, improvisor, and composer based in New York City since 2003.

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