True to its forward-thinking title, EVOLVE places Trey in the spotlight, primed for a major breakthrough with a multi-faceted vibe. In addition to his core retro-meets neo soul/funk trademark sound – he and his producer, keyboardist Paul Anderson focus on sizzling horn textures, mystical exotica, touches of blues and gospel and even a splash of classical music. There are tracks on EVOLVE primed to follow in the smooth jazz charting footsteps of “86th St.”, which hit the Billboard top 30. His second single, “Inner Light” opens with a dreamy synth wash intro and eases into a coolly flowing laid back grooves fronted with a silky and sensual sax melody. It’s a passionate, soul-transporting ballad featuring edgy and dynamic horn textures and old school Rhodes harmonies. You can catch Trey on The Anita Baker Farewell Tour, at least for as long as that lasts!