Recorded in New York City the day after Christmas in 1994
by the collective quintet
is a snapshot of five elite young improvisers --
pianist Brad Mehldau,
tenor saxophonist Mark Turner,
guitarist Peter Bernstein,
bassist Larry Grenadier and
drummer Leon Parker --
who will be among the movers and shakers of 21st Century Jazz
at the conclusion of their postgraduate education.
Now, these musicians are stars, travelling all over the world
and recording as leaders.
The New York Times referred to Mehldau as
"among the most celebrated pianists of his generation".
All five artists recorded extensively for Criss Cross Jazz,
either as leader or as sideman.
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Belief (Leon Parker) 6:50
Little Melonae I (Jackie McLean) 7:15
Phantasm (Peter Bernstein) 9:39
Afterglow (Peter Bernstein) 5:49
Limbo (Wayne Shorter) 7:28
Consenting Adults (Brad Mehldau) 9:07
From This Moment On (Cole Porter) 6:09
Peace (Horace Silver) 5:59
Little Melonae II (Jackie McLean) 6:43
Total Time: 65:03
December 26, 1994
New York City, NY, USA