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All Music Guide:
Peven Everett is an underexposed artist of many talents whose work alternately covers the territories of house, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop. Everett, who was born in Harvey, IL, received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music at the age of 17. However, he ended up leaving to perform live with the likes of Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis, and Winton Marsalis. Since then, the multi-instrumentalist has played trumpet on a handful jazz recordings (including Curtis Lundy's Against All Odds) and has become a prominent figure in Chicago's house and R&B communities. He collaborated with Roy Davis Jr. on the U.K. garage smash "Gabrielle" as well as the almost as brilliant "Watch Them Come" (as Men from the Nile).
Though he had a number of 12" solo releases prior to 2002, that year was an extremely prolific one for Everett as an artist; in addition to releasing one of the most loved deep house records of the year with I Can't Believe I Loved Her, Everett issued another excellent 12" (Soul Tempura), as well as a pair of soul-driven albums on his Studio Confession label (Speed of Light and Kissing Game). A third Everett solo album was later released by Oakland's ABB label.