Young tough tenor Walter Blanding makes his Criss Cross Jazz debut with a splendid quintet presentation of standards, jazz pieces by Waller, Monk, and Wayne Shorter, and a generous helping of his original compositions.
Joining him are his colleages from Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, pianist Farid Barron, and Criss Cross recording artists bassist Rodney Whitaker and trumpeter Ryan Kisor. On drums the great Philadelphian drummer Rodney Green.
|1.||Never Too Late (Walter Blanding) 5:37|
|2.||My Little Sunflower (Walter Blanding) 5:30|
|3.||Worry Later (Thelonious Monk) 5:39|
|4.||The Olive Tree (Walter Blanding) 6:39|
|5.||Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) 5:23|
|6.||The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael) 8:06|
|7.||Charcoal Blues (Wayne Shorter) 5:59|
|8.||Out Of Nowhere (J. Green) 6:16|
|9.||One Day Before Tomorrow (Walter Blanding) 6:19|
Total Time: 55:34
Recorded December 6, 1999 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman