Adriana Evans

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Despite some jazz and hip-hop touches here and there, Adriana Evans' promising debut album leaves no doubt that her primary inspiration is the sleek "uptown" soul music of the 1970s. Indeed, smooth yet earthy gems like "Heaven," "Looking for Your Love" and "Love Is All Around" sound like they could have been recorded 20 years earlier by the Emotions, Minnie Riperton or Jean Carn. Evans, an expressive and charismatic singer, is the daughter of jazz belter Mary Stallings, and her exposure to jazz has left is mark. The seductive "Reality," in fact, isn't unlike something jazz vibist turned soul and funk singer Roy Ayers would have done in the late '70s. But make no mistake:...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Despite some jazz and hip-hop touches here and there, Adriana Evans' promising debut album leaves no doubt that her primary inspiration is the sleek "uptown" soul music of the 1970s. Indeed, smooth yet earthy gems like "Heaven," "Looking for Your Love" and "Love Is All Around" sound like they could have been recorded 20 years earlier by the Emotions, Minnie Riperton or Jean Carn. Evans, an expressive and charismatic singer, is the daughter of jazz belter Mary Stallings, and her exposure to jazz has left is mark. The seductive "Reality," in fact, isn't unlike something jazz vibist turned soul and funk singer Roy Ayers would have done in the late '70s. But make no mistake: Evans is an R&B artist first and foremost. In contrast to the homogenized nature of so much of the urban contemporary music recorded in 1997, this CD sounds consistently organic and heartfelt.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2000
  • Label: Relativity
  • UPC: 088561182229
  • Catalog Number: 1822
  • Sales rank: 16,118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Is All Around (3:48)
  2. 2 Seein' Is Believing (4:09)
  3. 3 Heaven (4:14)
  4. 4 Reality (4:21)
  5. 5 Hey Brother (4:00)
  6. 6 Trippin' (4:06)
  7. 7 I'll Be There (4:22)
  8. 8 Love Me (3:45)
  9. 9 Looking for Your Love (4:16)
  10. 10 Swimming (4:16)
  11. 11 Say You Won't (5:03)
  12. 12 In the Sun (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adriana Evans Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Michael Allen Harrison Violin
Charles Owens Flute, Oboe
Sekou Bunch Bass
Duane Benjamin Trombone
Gary Bias Baritone Saxophone
Kevin Brandon Bass
Bette Byers Viola
Mark Cargill Violin, Conductor
Andy Cleaves Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Luis Conte Percussion, Conga
Craig T. Cooper Guitar
Herman Jackson Keyboards, fender rhodes
Miguel Martinez Cello
Eric McKain Percussion, Tambourine, Claves
Wil Miller Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joseph Mitchell Bells, Orchestral Bells
Harry Scorzo Violin
Hershel Wise Viola
Susan Chatman Violin
Jerome Webster Violin
William Henderson Violin
Evette Devereaux Violin
Jorge Moragu Viola
Jacqueline Suzuki Violin
Rastine Calhoun III Flute, Conductor, Tenor Saxophone, ARP
Gregory Williams French Horn
Myron McKinley Piano
Patrick Morgan Violin
Robert Watt French Horn
Technical Credits
Dred Scott Producer
Greg Mull Engineer
Adriana Evans Producer
Grant Lau Art Direction
Grant Lou Art Direction
Rastine Calhoun III Arranger, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bay Area Native!!!

    Listening to this album brings back the saying, " music soothes the soul." There is no doubt that this artist is very talented, it is just too bad that there are so many people missing out on what her voice has to offer!! If her music was only exposed how it was supposed to be, I promise she would be a star to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A BEAUTIFUL TALENT

    What a wonderful, soulful voice!!! She is so talented that it is so sad that she hasn't received the recognition she deserves. A blessed voice!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS IS WHAT R&B SHOULD SOUND LIKE NA'MEAN

    Coming from a cat who rarely listens to R&B, I was definitely pleased with this album. It's easy listening and is very good music. There is a song for every mood. Her voice is dazzling and the production is also solid.

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