For his second Criss Cross leader date,
Will Vinson presents one of the most
venturesome albums in the label's long and distinguished catalog.
Joined by world class partners Antonio Sanchez on drums
and Gilad Hekselman on guitar, the alto saxophone master
navigates four originals and four pearls from the Great American Songbook
with melodic focus, rhythmic legerdemain and an open spirit,
matched every step of the way by his ingenious bandmates.
The proceedings will repay multiple listenings.
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Barcode 8 712474 139927
My Shining Hour (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) 7:21
The Pines (Will Vinson) 5:57
It's Alright With Me (Cole Porter) 8:47
Samurai Hee Haw (Marc Johnson) 6:38
Where Are You? (Jimmy McHugh / Harold Adamson) 7:20
Resting Jazz Face (Will Vinson) 6:32
Down Homeless (Will Vinson) 4:19
Nobody Else But Me (Jerome Kern) 9:01
Total Time: 56:06
September 20, 2017
Brooklyn, NY, USA