Jazz pianist-composer Orrin Evans strides confidently forward with Flip The Script, a strong piano trio date featuring bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer Donald Edwards. While the session stays straight ahead and features some hard swinging highlights, the music is also elegantly lyrical and clearly suggestive of a modern jazz sensibility. With brilliant performances, an evocative program of music, such as the Gamble and Huff anthem “The Sound Of Philadelphia” and the Luther Vandross-penned “A Brand New Day” from the musical The Wiz, and several new original compositions, Evans' Flip The Script is sure to bring bright moments of intense delight to music fans everywhere.
“[Orrin] Evans already has an exceptionally strong discography, so to describe Flip The Script as one of his finest is to give it high praise indeed, which is exactly what it deserves.” All About Jazz
“A magnificent ebb and flow with a lyrical swing and shifting harmonic base that is on point every step of the way.” Critical Jazz
“Flip The Script is packed with intricate twists, turns and changes. It’s a killer straightahead date with bright, modern edges.” Downbeat
“More than any of his other recent outings, Orrin Evans poured in heaping doses of his heart as well as his head in making Flip The Script. Evans is obviously not content to rest on his laurels, making yet another record that tops his prior ones.” Something Else!