It absolutely was exactly annually because the before I saw Tarbaby at le Poisson Rouge, which describes why Tuesday night’s
performance at Jazz Standard felt a little like dèja vu. Maybe Jazz Standard’s red-colored-and-black dècor was similar to LPR’s
industrial-French decoupage, however the commonalities ended there: the all-star ensemble could never take part in the same set two times.
LakestandardThe people of Tarbaby—Orrin Evans (piano), Eric Revis (bass), and Nasheet Waits (drums)—were became a member of by
longtime collaborator Oliver Lake on alto saxophone, who behaved because the frontman for most the evening. Where I
was sitting, I had been struck because when very easily the collective performed together, exuding a contagious energy and positive vibe
yet another easy meal to latch onto. Waits were built with a smile on his face for pretty much the whole set, and Revis’ solos—particularly on his
crowd-pleasing originals “Oh” and “August”—were made much more intense by his audible singing.
Lake’s brow looked permanently furrowed, as though he were inside a prolonged discussion together with his saxophone, a glance which was
softened by Orrin’s presence in the piano because he motioned together with the cues. Like a unit, the people of Tarbaby are evenly
matched up on levels beyond remarkable ability and sound, departing the crowd certain they’ve observed something they’ll
wish to revive.
Regrettably, Tarbaby’s run has ended, but Orrin Evans remains at Jazz Standard through Sunday, playing both in trio and
quintet formations. To learn more about tickets and hang occasions, check out Jazz Standard’s occasions page—or see here
for information on the best way to win tickets from Feast of Music!