On Eye Of The Beholder,
his seventh leader recording for Criss Cross
(and 12th label appearance overall), tenor and soprano saxophonist
Tim Warfield draws on musical relationships that have
shaped his artistry from the very start.
Pianist Cyrus Chestnut and
drummer Clarence Penn,
both of whom appeared on Warfield's 1994 debut and several other sessions,
bring their powerful and sensitive presence to this new quintet date.
Rodney Whitaker provides an unshakable yet flexible
foundation on bass.
Trumpet great Nicholas Payton,
who featured Warfield in his own incendiary quintet of the mid to late '90,
comes on board and contributes brilliant playing as well as original music.
the exploratory Blues For Mr. Bill,
the sumptuous ballad Ramona's Heart,
and inspired reworkings of Payton's The Backwards Step,
Marlon Jordan's The Undaunted
and the standard I Remember You.
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Blues For Mr. Bill (Tim Warfield) 8:53
The Undaunted (Tim Warfield) 9:19
Tide A Dish I (Tim Warfield) 2:45
I Remember You (Victor Schertzinger / Johnny Mercer) 10:33
The Backwards Step (Nicholas Payton) 8:57
Tide A Dish II (Tim Warfield) 3:23
Ramona's Heart (Tim Warfield) 7:57
Second Thoughts (Mulgrew Miller) 8:01
Forever, One Day At A Time (Tim Warfield) 8:43
Total Time: 68:34
October 9, 2012
Brooklyn, NY, USA