Roots infused Jazz/Jazz infused Roots
PLUS ONE: BEN SHAW
The third “Plus 1” release from Evening Sky spotlights Ben Shaw’s compositions and tenor saxophone supported by the quartet’s unusual instrumentation. For fans of the Brian Blade Fellowship, Mark Turner, and Charles Lloyd. Check it out HERE.
Who is Evening Sky?
Evening Sky is a Jazz/Roots Quartet featuring Chris Brooks on Pedal Steel Guitar, Joe Potenza on Bass, Gino Rosati on Guitars, and Eric Hastings on Drums.
The band has a knack for combining the classic elements of American music (jazz, folk, R&B, country) to form a unique, spirited sound. Their rhythmic, smooth, and playful approach has been compared to artists as diverse as Bill Frisell, Bill Withers, Bill Monroe, and Bill Laswell.
Whether on their own original instrumentals, reinterpreting classic songs, or collaborating with guest singers and instrumentalists, Evening Sky has a chameleon-like ability to adapt to whatever the situation calls for.
The band can be seen performing at venues as varied as jazz and blues festivals, quiet listening rooms, and raucous rock clubs. Evening Sky’s approach in the studio is equally as eclectic. They have experimented with old school recording techniques, as evidenced on their One Mic, Two Weekends release. On the opposite end of the spectrum, they have used the studio as a creative, experimental tool: adding layers of sound, overdubs, effects and five different vocalists on their version of Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited.
Pat Metheny to Patsy Cline
Walkin After Midnight to Walking on the Moon
Coltrane to Train Beats