Hmm, a big band tribute to Bill Evans without a piano or "Waltz for Debbie"? A former Bay area sax man heads back into town to hook up with old bandmates for a tip of the hat to Evans that takes his music in a whole other direction with quite satisfactory result. Feeling almost like a jazz into classical session, the whole crew must have loved Evans because the results certainly sound like it. A world away from the trio dates most of these tunes first sprang from, the music retains the lyrical yet progressive edge and the result is a sitting down jazz stunner. Anyone who ever dug Evans is sure to find this in the diggance lineage with ease. Well done throughout.