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Album Stream: Alan Evans Trio's 'Drop Hop'

Alexander Brown
Staff Writer
alexanderparisbrown@gmail.com / @relaxandaspire

One of the few pleasures of climate change has to be the extended amount of time you can spend outside-- either driving with your convertible top down, relaxing on the grass with a solid mojito, or wearing barely anything while exploring your favorite watering holes and clubs. Luckily the Alan Evans Trio is releasing their debut record Drop Hop later this month to prime you for all sorts of warm weather shenanigans.

Drummer Alan Evans, most famously a founding member of the funk-jazz group Soulive, combines with guitarist Danny Mayer (On the Spot Trio) and organist Beau Sasser (Beau Sasser Trio, Akashic Record, Uncle Sammy) to feed the masses this funk entree in the vein of Booker T. & the MGs. I’m about to hit up all my family members of the Black Power generation who complain that their contemporaries made the best music just to see the shock on their faces when I tell them this is a new album.

Alexander Brown is a freelance writer. More of his work is available at his blog, Relax and Aspire.