Captain Black Big Band: Celebrating Sun Ra

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Photograph: Salvatore Corso
Orrin Evans and Captain Black Big Band
Orrin Evans, a Philly pianist who approaches jazz tradition with both reverence and a deep inquisitiveness, leads his fine large ensemble, which translates postbop fire to the big-band canvas. This weekend, the band honors a legendary forebear that made Philly its home for a time: the Sun Ra Arkestra.