Without stopping to consider their always solid individual work, both saxophonist Bill Evans and trumpeter Randy Brecker guarantee that every project they start will be of interest, no matter what their achievements may be. This applies both to their large-scale and their more modest initiatives. The Soulbop Band, which now brings them to Clamores, is a paradigm of power applied to music, particularly when we consider that another member of the project is drummer Simon Phillips.
The juiciest part of this initiative, however, is reserved for the leaders. Bill Evans is a magnificently agile saxophonist with a special talent for joining scales together with melodic ideas in sections devoted to improvisation. Miles Davis was the first whose ears pricked up when he heard him, and during his years in a group in the 1980s, he had the time of his life. He has a distinctive sound style.
Randy Brecker, brother of the late Michael Brecker, is in turn a cautious yet lively trumpeter. He is a fertile and balanced improviser, and as they lack sensationalism, his solos are always stimulating. Their albums illustrate, without a doubt, their music, but you really need to see these people live to discover the true energy of their performance.
Drums: Simon Phillips.
Sax: Bill Evans.
Trumpet: Randy Brecker.
Bass: Teymor Phell.
Keyboards: Otmaro Ruiz.