Criss Cross Jazz 1160 CD

Kurt Rosenwinkel


Over the last several years, Kurt Rosenwinkel has attracted a devoted following in New York City. Fans and musicians alike flock to Smalls jazz club to hear Kurt performing his original compositions in a brilliant group that includes Mark Turner, Scott Kinsey, Jeff Ballard and Ben Street. As both a guitarist and a composer, he has been heralded as one of the most original voices on the current jazz scene. Intuit, his second recording as a leader, highlights another side of Kurt's musical expression: his love of bebop and the standards repertoire.

Born of two musical parents, he was exposed to both jazz and classical music early on. As a teenager in his hometown of Philadelphia, Kurt attended jam sessions at that city's Blue Note jazz club. At these spirited sessions, Kurt quickly learned the difference between the music on the printed page and the sounds he heard from the musicians around him. While attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Kurt spent many hours jamming with fellow students after classes - sometimes as much as 12 hours a day. Throughout all of these sessions, Kurt strove to make the music swing and feel good. It is this passion, dedication, and energy that suffuses every one of Kurt's performances. These qualities are in abundance in his playing on Intuit.

Michael Kanan

On March 17, 2023 our partner Elemental Music released an audiophile vinyl version of this classical album.

Kurt Rosenwinkel
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1. How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin)  9:35
2. Conception I (George Shearing)  5:17
3. Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen / Eddie DeLange)  8:14
4. Dewey Square (Charlie Parker)  7:37
5. When Sunny Gets Blue (Marvin Fisher / Jack Segal)  7:48
6. Sippin' At Bell's (Miles Davis)  3:53
7. Epiphany (Michael Kanan)  8:23
8. Segment (Charlie Parker)  5:45
9. Summertime (George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin / DuBose Heyward)  7:22
10. Conception II (George Shearing)  6:11

Total Time: 70:44
Recorded August 14, 1998 & August 15, 1998 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Michael Brorby & Max Bolleman (mixing)
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)

Intuition LP cover

Intuition LP back cover