June 21, 2015
by: Dawn Pemberton
Listening to the first 10 seconds of this track you may already notice that Eric Revis likes to colour outside the lines. This rendition of Jelly Roll Morton’s ‘Winin’ Boy Blues’ immediately evokes New Orleans with its swampy beat, big vibrato, and slow, hefty groove. However, Revis pushes the edges a little more than Morton may have ever imagined exploring which hints at Revis’ fierce and fearless improvising spirit. His music has nothing but personality and will challenge and inspire any listener.
Eric Revis - Winin’ Boy Blues
Catch The Eric Revis Trio tomorrow night, June 22nd at Ironworks as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Fest. You can go here for tickets and information: http://www.coastaljazz.ca/eric_revis_trio_feat_kris_davis_gerald_cleaver