The Philly Sound
Philadelphia has always punched above its weight as a jazz town, producing legendary players and sometimes even changing the game. We each have our own history with the City of Brotherly Love, so on this first episode of The Late Set, we’ll compare notes — and check in with an absolute authority on the subject, pianist Orrin Evans. He has thoughts (a lot of thoughts) about what it means to be a Philly cat, how to describe “the Philly sound,” and how we should feel about the scene.
More to explore:
- Moment’s Notice: our Philadelphia-area jazz listings
- As Lovett Hines Turns 80, Philly jazz luminaries share the love
- Jazz Philadelphia's Hometown Heroes: Spotlight on Pianist Orrin Evans
The Late Set is produced by Alex Ariff.