Art of Life Records is pleased to present bassist and composer Evan Marien's recording debut for Art of Life Records. Joining Evan on Between Worlds are Jovol Bell on drums, Andy Berman on guitar, David Fiuczynski on fretted and fretless guitars, Thomas Hartman on drums, Evgeny Lebedev on keyboards, Randy Runyon on guitar, Jeffrey Villanueva on drums and Jeremy Vovcsko on alto saxophone. All songs were composed by Evan. Between Worlds" was recorded by Eric Kilburn and Matt Hayes at Wellspring Studios in Acton, Massachusetts and mixed at MixOne Studios in Boston, Massachusetts by Ted Paduck. 24-bit digital mastering by Paul G. Kohler at Art of Life Studios in Ridgeland, South Carolina in October 2009.
Evan was recently voted one of 2009's Most Exciting New Players" in the July 2009 issue of Bass Player Magazine by their Readers' Choice Awards. Since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2009 with high honors, Evan has worked with some of the world's greatest musicians. He has made music with David Fiuczynski, Jack DeJohnette, Kenwood Dennard, Greg Howe, Tyshawn Sorey, Matthew Garrison, Etienne Mbappe, Greg Osby, Joe Lovano, John Blackwell, Joseph Wooten, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Rob Hecht (Elizabeth and the Catapult), Jeff Taylor, Nick Groesch (The Polyphonic Spree), Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston), George Garzone, Eugene Maslov, Lin Biviano, Deantoni Parks and Wayne Krantz. Evan has toured all over the US and in Europe. He has performed at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival 2008 (Aruba), Charlie Wrights (London), Knitting Factory (US), Mannheim US Army Base (Germany) and many more.