On Alternate Side, his second Criss Cross session, the saxophonist-composer Tim Ries, who toured with the Rolling Stones in 1999, addresses six melodocentric, challenging originals, a reshaped bop era classic, and the little-known Stones "New Standard" Moonlight Mile from the "60s.
Joined by an A-list ensemble, Ries sings through his horn throughout the multiple contexts of the recording, displaying a singular musical personality.
Sidemen: Greg Gisbert - trumpet, Michael Davis - trombone, Ben Monder - guitar, Larry Goldings - piano, organ, John Patitucci - bass, Billy Drummond - drums and Stacy Shames - harp.
|1.||The Sinner And The Saint (Tim Ries) 6:09|
|2.||What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) 8:48|
|3.||Copake (Tim Ries) 5:12|
|4.||4637 (Tim Ries) 8:40|
|5.||A Simpler Time (Tim Ries) 9:00|
|6.||Hart's Beat (Tim Ries) 8:58|
|7.||Alternate Blues (Tim Ries) 9:06|
|8.||Moonlight Mile (Mick Jagger / Keith Richards) 5:15|
Total Time: 61:12
Recorded June 3, 2000 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman