The Search, pianist Joel Weiskopf's, debut recording as a leader, is a trio date showcasing a soulful, worldclass improviser, wielding prodigious technique with soulful touch and a storyteller's flair through a program of three originals, three songbook gems and three less visited jazz standards.
Joel Weiskopf is accompanied by the Criss Cross rhythm section, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Billy Drummond.
Joel recorded for Criss Cross as a sideman with his brother Walt Weiskopf and also with the Swana-Magnarelli sextet and the Andy Fusco Quintet.
|1.||Edda (Wayne Shorter) 6:47|
|2.||Bess, You Is My Woman Now (George Gershwin) 7:52|
|3.||It Could Happen To You (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) 6:23|
|4.||Song For The Lost (Joel Weiskopf) 7:52|
|5.||Criss Cross (Thelonious Monk) 6:28|
|6.||One For Karl (Joel Weiskopf) 6:31|
|7.||The Search (Joel Weiskopf) 9:23|
|8.||Red's Blues (Jerry Bergonzi) 7:48|
|9.||My One And Only Love (Mellin / Wood) 5:34|
Total Time: 64:44
Recorded December 8, 1998 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman