Criss Cross Jazz 1201 CD

Clarence Penn Quintet


Penn's Landing, Clarence Penn's debut recording, received copious critical accolades, including a Year's Ten Best from the "New York Times".

On Play Penn, his follow-up, Penn augments the two-horn (Ron Blake, tenor sax; John Swana, trumpet) - two rhythm (Rodney Whitaker, bass; Penn, drums) with Monk Award winner, Dutch guitarist Jesse Van Ruller.

They match the level of the previous record, traversing with incessant swing a broad range of tempos, textures and emotions.

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play 1. Teo (Thelonious Monk)  6:57
play 2. Grace-Ann (Ron Blake)  5:03
play 3. You Must Believe In Spring (Michel Legrand)  9:40
play 4. Blues For Paris (Clarence Penn)  6:35
play 5. The Charm (Bob Hallahan)  6:11
play 6. Consistent-Seay (Clarence Penn)  5:07
play 7. Red Alert (John Swana)  8:26
play 8. Essence (Rodney Whitaker)  8:43
play 9. Preston's Theme (Clarence Penn)  10:26

play Total Time: 67:45
Recorded January 19, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman

Clarence Penn (D)
John Swana (Tp / Flh)
Ron Blake (Ts)
Jesse van Ruller (G)
Rodney Whitaker (B)

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