Man, I am mightily impressed with Evan’s debut album here. If you haven’t heard of him yet, he is a recent grad of Berklee College of Music and the current bassist of choice with David Fiuczynski (and many others in the Boston area). Fiuczynski also guests on the album.
Although obviously influenced by Matt Garrison, Evan already has command over his own vocabulary on the instrument and in addition to playing some truly wonderful solos (that should be well beyond his years. How one learns to play like that at such a young age.. Man, I need to shed more) he has also written some very interesting and MUSICAL compositions for this album.
I truly think that every electric bassist (at the very least) should check this out.. The playing is straight killing, Evan’s tone is wonderful, the band is smoking but, most importantly, it’s interesting to listen to and very musical. This does not sound like your average, “I graduated, now I need a demo” quicky album. It is well conceived, beautifully executed, full of great musical moments and will live on my iPod for some time to come!