Moments Captured is trumpeter Alex Sipiagin's
third Criss Cross date to feature a three-horn lineup,
after Equilibrium (Criss 1257) in 2004
and Destinations Unknown (Criss 1336) in 2011.
While the earlier discs featured David Binney on alto, here it is the fiery
Will Vinson displaying his prodigious talents alongside the leader
and master tenorist Chris Potter.
Rounding out the lineup on this exploratory all-original session are the players
from Sipiagin's 2015 album
Balance 38-58 (Criss 1378):
John Escreet on piano and keyboards,
Matt Brewer on bass, and
Eric Harland on drums.
The intricate, polyphonic aspect of Sipiagin's writing continues to flower and grow,
but it is Escreet's extensive use of the Prophet 6 synthesizer that marks
this album's biggest departure.
Wringing a seemingly limitless array of tonal colors from the instrument,
Escreet gives Sipiagin's music a refreshing and wholly unpredictable edge.
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Evija Bridge (Alex Sipiagin) 11:09
Moments From The Past (Alex Sipiagin / Alina Engibaryan) 10:02
Unexpected Reversal (Alex Sipiagin) 10:07
Blues For Mike (Alex Sipiagin) 11:00
Breeze (Alex Sipiagin) 5:16
Bergen Road (Alex Sipiagin) 8:39
Dream (Alex Sipiagin) 9:22
Total Time: 65:40
September 21, 2016
Brooklyn, NY, USA