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Nov 15, 2019

Peter Evans is a great trumpet player.  His work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions.

Peter has been exploring solo trumpet music since 2002 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in his field. In fact, The New York Times said His(Peter) reputation among freethinking trumpet players is ironclad, a function of superhuman precision and a trailblazing technical vocabulary.

Peter is a member of the cooperative groups Pulverize the Sound (with Mike Pride and Tim Dahl) and Rocket Science (with Evan Parker, Craig Taborn and Sam Pluta).  As a composer, he has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program, and the Doris Duke Foundation.  He has worked with some of the leading figures in new music including: John Zorn, Ingrid Laubrock, Jim Black, Weasel Walter, Ambrose Akinmusere, Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Levy Lorenzo, Nate Wooley, Steve Schick, Mary Halvorson, Joe McPhee. Peter has been releasing recordings on his own label, More is More, since 2011.

Interesting topics in this episode include circular breathing, Beethoven being a non-bathing peeping tom, journalist Ryszard Kapuściński's thoughts on the ruthless conquerer Timur, and Peter trolling Kanye West by playing the theme to Star Trek The Next Generation very slowly.