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Peter Evans Quartet and Quintet

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Time Out says

Trumpeter Peter Evans has long evidenced a split personality. Since the early aughts he has risen to international prominence as an electroacoustic free-improviser, while also working with the band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, which finds the humor in traditional jazz performance practice. On paper, his new album, Ghosts (More Is More), seems like a compromise between these two avenues; in practice, it's far weirder than either. Evans teams an acoustic quartet with the live electronics of Sam Pluta, yielding versions of standards like "Stardust" doused in otherworldly echoes, whirs and whooshes. The record's title is apt—it's as though an orchestra of phantoms were playing along. Tonight's show features performances with and without Pluta.


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