Not in the Mood | Sandy Evans Trio

Sandy Evans Trio

“… the way art is meant to be. The whole album is a joy.”


Sandy Evans leader, tenor and soprano saxophone
Brendan Clarke bass
Toby Hall drums

If fame were a saxophonist’s major aim, to be neither North American nor male could be considered “unfortunate”. Nationality and gender, however, are no obstacles to being one of the world’s finest improvising saxophonists – witness Australia’s Sandy Evans!

This CD features her beautifully open trio, with bassist Brendan Clarke & drummer Toby Hall. “Freedom” & “lyricism” are not opposing forces here – they’re aspects of a richly satisfying, highly diverse but coherent whole.

Aside from settings of a traditional Korean chant and of John Coltrane’s “Peace on Earth”, Sandy Evans’ “Not in the Mood” is devoted to her original compositions.

Evans’ composition ‘The Seed of Delight’ was an APRA Award finalist for Most Performed Jazz Composition in 2003.

Although it will doubtless be filed under “jazz”, it’s very evidently the work of musicians who draw on many musical traditions.

—ABC Radio National, The Daily Planet,  24 Oct 2002

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