This Side of Evan

This Side of Evan (2002)

Track Listing:

  1. I Want To Be Happy
  2. Get out of Town
  3. Paper Doll
  4. Smiles
  5. Mood Indigo
  6. Sonny Boy
  7. Nuages
  8. When Day Is Done
  9. Dark Eyes
  10. In the Wee, Small Hours of the Morning
  11. Make Me One Pallet on Your Floor

Total Time: 49min

About This Music:

It was only a little over two years after I moved to New Orleans that I accepted regular employment as a member of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band based in San Antonio, TX.  From 1996 to mid-1998, I was their featured clarinetist and sometime in the middle, around 1997, I took the rhythm section in the studio for what was essentially my debut CD under my own name. Well, there was an attempt at recording in 1993 when I was still in college, but it was more of a "demo." 

This was also the only recording using the Boehm system clarinet (as seen on the cover art), before switching exclusively to the Albert fingering system. Shortly after completing this project, I left the band and hung around Texas for another year or so. By 2000, I was already making my way back to New Orleans. In 2002, I sold the master to Jazzology Records in New Orleans who re-did the artwork.

Album Info:

Release Date: January, 1998 (Re-released 2002 as Jazzology JCD321)

Evan Christopher, clarinet

John Sheridan, piano

Howard Elkins, guitar

Don Mopsick, bass

Ed Torres, drums


Jim Cullum, cornet (Tracks 4 & 11)

Sebastian Campesi, violin (Tracks 7 & 9)

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Travis Remmert (San Antonio, TX)

Mastered by Fred Remmert (Austin, TX)

Additional Mastering for Jazzology JCD321 by Peter Karl, Peter Karl Studios (Brooklyn, NY)

Executive Producer for Jazzology JCD321: George H. Buck

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