Don't worry about the title, because drummer Jonathan Blake is very much with us – stepping out strongly in his Criss Cross debut as a leader! The set's got a unique approach – a quartet with no piano, just drums and bass – plus tenor and flute from Chris Potter, and tenor and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Tenorists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek return again with their Reeds Ramble group – although the name of that lineup's a bit misleading – given the strong direction and focus we hear in both players! In fact, there's hardly a sense of "ramble" at all – as the solos are ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A really different album from drummer Donald Edwards – one that adds in some Fender Rhodes from Nicholas Payton and a bit of vocals from Vivian Sessoms – all in this cosmic blend of jazz and soul that's not too different at times from some of Robert Glasper's recent work! Some tracks ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bold work from pianist Orrin Evans – a player we grow to love more and more with each new record! Evans has always been great, but in recent years he's really perfected a special style of his own – a way of pushing forth and fluttering fleet notes out with effortless ease – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
A great date that also features Woody Shaw on trumpet – Kenny Garrett's first set as a leader on alto, with tight rhythm from Mulgrew Miller on piano, Nat Reeves on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums! Titles include "Reedus Dance", "Oriental Tow Away Zone", "For ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Danny Grissett —
In Between ... CD Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2015. New Copy ...
Pianist Danny Grissett has really grown into a master of tone in recent years – a player who seems to find just the right way to make all his notes resonate strongly with this incredible sense of harmony and presence – so full of color and life, a record like this makes us feel like we'r ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Conrad Herwig/Igor Butman —
Reflections ... CD Criss Cross (Denmark), 2016. New Copy ...
A great back to basics album from trombonist Conrad Herwig – a player we love in some of his bigger concept Latin sides, but who reminds us that he's a hell of a talent in a group like this! And what a group it is – a sextet co-led with tenorist Igor Butman, and featuring Alex Sipiagin ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bassist Boris Kozlov works here wonderfully alongside the guitar of David Gilmore – in a trio setting that has both of the string players trading lines over deft work on drums from Rudy Royston! Royston's nicely laidback and open – and really lets both musicians handle melody and ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Mike LeDonne —
Bout Time ... LP Criss Cross (Netherlands), 1988. Very Good+ ...
Lage Lund —
Idlewild ... CD Criss Cross (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ...
A beautiful showcase for the warm, ringing tones of guitarist Lage Lund – a wonderful player who's only gotten better and better over the years! Lage has this richly chromatic style that's always a treat with a larger group, but it gets an especially strong focus here in an intimate trio ... (Jazz) read moreCD
The great young tenorist also plays a bit of soprano sax on this set – alongside David Kikoski on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Billy Hart on drums! (Jazz) LP, Vinyl record album
Opus 5 —
Tickle ... CD Criss Cross (Netherlands), 2015. New Copy ...
These guys just keep getting better and better with each new release – really finding a way to draw on all the individual growth of their all-star members, while also finding this fresh way to keep moving forward! There's a joyous, soaring sort of vibe to the music that we sometimes don't ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Luis Perdomo —
Links ... CD Criss Cross (Holland), 2013. Used ...
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Miguel Zenon serves up some great alto sax on this set from pianist Luis Perdomo – bringing a sense of searching soul to the record that's really wonderful – spurred on by creative rhythms from Dwayne Burno on bass and Rodney Green on drums! There's a balance of complexity and flow to ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Maybe some of the most compelling music we've ever heard from pianist Luis Perdomo – a set that begins with his own extended suite of righteous material, then moves into some beautiful tunes by Clifford Jordan and Hermeto Pascoal! Perdomo's always had a depth to his music, but this record ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Ralph Peterson —
Tests Of Time ... CD Criss Cross (Holland), 2002. Used ...
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Reeds & Deeds (Eric Alexander & Grant Stewart) —
Tenor Time ... CD Criss Cross, 2011. Used ...
Two bright tenor talents from the New York scene – coming together beautifully here, with one heck of a great rhythm section! The players are all familiar, but the sound is nice and fresh – thanks to really strong interplay between the tenors of Eric Alexander and Grant Stewart – ... (Jazz) read moreCD
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Plenty of spring feelings here – not just the sense of warmth and new growth that pianist Misha Tsiganov brings to his performance, but also the bounce in his step that makes even the mellower tunes groove, and the more upbeat ones really take off! Part of the album's strength is its horns ... (Jazz) read moreCD