On his Criss Cross debut,
a long standing member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and
Director of the Jazz Department
at New York's prestigious Juilliard School of Music,
presented his swaggering, romantic approach to the tenor saxophone and
his pure melodic concept on the soprano.
On LOVE DANCE, the excellent follow-up,
joined by pianist Peter Martin,
bassist Reuben Rogers and
drummer Greg Hutchinson,
each an A-lister of modern swing,
Goines focuses more on the clarinet, which he plays with assured virtuosity
and creative flair - he developed an international reputation on the instrument
during his tenure with the Wynton Marsalis Septet -
but also uncorks a series of authoritative tenor improvisations.