Criss Cross Jazz 1314 CD

Marcus Strickland

Of Song

Available: May 19, 2009

On his Criss Cross debut, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland offers a program of ballads, mixing original compositions and interpretations of classics - the songbook standard What's New, Wayne Shorter's Pinocchio, James Brown's It's a Man's Man's World.

Not yet thirty at the time of the recording date, Strickland displays a ravishing tone and a lyric sensibility that belies his youth.

In the band: pianist David Bryant, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer E.J. Strickland. Harpist Brandee Younger appears on the ballad Djorolen.

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Barcode 8 712474 131426
play 1. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Jacques Brel)  6:07
play 2. Djorolen (Oumou Sangare)  8:06
play 3. What's New (Haggard / Johnny Burke)  8:57
play 4. Is This Love? (Bob Marley)  7:44
play 5. Pinocchio (Wayne Shorter)  7:02
play 6. It's A Man's Man's World (James Brown / B.J. Newsome)  7:27
play 7. The Party's Over (Jule Styne)  6:40
play 8. Shadowlands (B. Hornsby)  4:06
play 9. A Memory's Mourn (Marcus Strickland)  6:33

play Total Time: 62:48
Recorded December 18, 2008 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Ross

Marcus Strickland (Ts / Ss)
Brandee Younger (Harp [2])
David Bryant (P)
Ben Williams (B)
E.J. Strickland (D)

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