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by Evans & Haas

Rock-Jazz-Folk Fusion. Music without the artificial boundaries created by borders. Featured artists John Wedemeyer (Bay Area Blues Icon) and Tom Politzer (currently on tour with Tower of Power)
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Q
3:48 $0.99
2. I Need To Love You
3:12 $0.99
3. Fields of White
5:32 $0.99
4. I've Got a Feeling
4:04 $0.99
5. Ivory Tower
4:34 $0.99
6. Could It Be
5:03 $0.99
7. Been There, Done That
4:41 $0.99
8. Grits From The Ritz
3:20 $0.99
9. Do You Believe
4:56 $0.99
10. Q (Instrumental)
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
Rowland Evans and Norm Haas have been collaborating for eight years. Rowland comes from an East Coast family known for their interest and involvement in reporting political news and commentary. He is an avid jazz aficionado and accomplished pianist. He has played in many bands in the Bay Area including Ike and the Coldbloods and the Garcia Brothers. Rowland has played in countless recording sessions and released his own album "A Child's Garden of Jazz".

Norm is from the Midwest and has roots in folk and rock music, with a taste for jazz-rock fusion. He contributes his strong vocal performances in both the hard driving songs and gentle ballads to the album. He has been in several bands in the Midwest and moved to the Bay Area in 1984 to pursue a career in sales with high technology companies.

Upon meeting at a card game after a studio session for his un-released album "Top of the World", the two decided to begin collaboration in songwriting. Their first project together was a short compilation of 4 songs in the same genre as "Q" which was released in 1996 entitled "Spiritual Reunion".

So enough about us. Here's a key to the songs:

Q - Everybody wants to drive my car. Can you pass the "so what?" test? John Wedemeyer wails and Tom Politzer's sax solo on the bridge is incomparable.
I Need to Love You - Sort of Jim Morrison meets the Stray Cats. Exquisite guitar solo by Jeff Leeds and piano solo by Rowland.
Fields of White -Think folk ballad and reminiscing. Think snow in Vermont. Enjoy Tom's sax solo after the key change.
I've Got a Feeling - Electric kiss! John's guitar solo will remind you of Clapton with Delaney and Bonnie.
Ivory Tower - Our opus for this album. A protest song for Y2KX. Garage bands around the world will want to copy John's lead guitar solos. (BTW, the opening is from Schumann's Concerto in A Minor)
Could It Be - Based on the same chord structure as "Autumn Leaves". A nice ballad with beautiful sax work by Tom and excellent horn chart by Eric Bolvin.
Been There, Done That - How many of you can claim this? Check out the second verse. Sort of a tribute to the Silicon Valley way.
Grits from the Ritz - A tribute to Charlie Parker in the style of Bebop. Great solos from Rowland on piano and Doug Rowan on sax.
Do You Believe - Tasty little ballad about true love. If she only knew his name. Beautiful flugelhorn solo by Eric Bolvin.
Q (Intrumental) - We liked John's original guitar "noodling" on this song so much that we decided to add it as a bonus track.



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ben neiman

really nice jazz pop cd!
This was a nice surprise. Honestly, I bought it cause I enjoy guitarist Wedemeyer's work. The writing is strong, sometimes veering into Steely Dan meets Christopher Cross territory. The only constructive criticism I could offer is that the vocals are somewhat weak and occasionally 'pitchy', but this does not really detract from a really nice listen. The instrumental work is top shelf. Nice job guys!

Victoria Konopka

I loved it - The music was great and had my feet tapping. I look forward to your next CD.

Elizabeth W. Szatmari

the attitude, foot stomping songs really shine
wonderful fun and sincerity in the lyrics, particularly like tracks 2 and 4 and the last one. the ballads are lovely but the attitude foot stomping songs really shine. great piano playin' Rowland!


Excellent! A MUST have for the music lover. There is something for everyone here
I love this CD! My lil brother heard it and wants to borrow it to learn all the tasty guitar tracks. My parents heard it and want it for an after dinner cocktail party! I'm not giving it up. They can buy their own! I need this one to play at work on the radio....

Robert Griffith

Some great songs with a lot of heart... Good instrumental backgrounds too
Great melody and lyrics to 'Could it be'... Also really enjoyed the spirit of "Been there, Done That" (having been most places and done most things myself)... All in all a nice addition to my colleciton of 'Easy Listening' Jazz CD's.
Looking forward to your next album - Bob Griffith -