This may be Alex Sipiagin's debut recording, but the Russian trumpet virtuoso is a fixture in New York's hardcore jazz community.
Familiar to Criss Cross listeners through sideman work with trombonist Conrad Herwig, his long-time partner in the Mingus orchestra, Sipiagin gathers here young tenor giant Chris Potter and A-list rhythm men David Kikoski (piano), Scott Colley (bass) and Jeff 'Tain' Watts (drums) for a session marked by on-the-edge improvising tempered by authoritative knowledge.
|1.||Catalyst (take 1) (Scott Colley) 5:19|
|2.||Room 28 (Alex Sipiagin) 7:58|
|3.||Steppin' Zone (Alex Sipiagin) 8:23|
|4.||Spacing (David Kikoski) 11:15|
|5.||Missouri Uncompromised (Pat Metheny) 8:16|
|6.||Moonstone (Toninho Horta) 6:43|
|7.||Conception (George Shearing) 8:40|
|8.||Catalyst (take 2) (Scott Colley) 4:51|
Total Time: 61:31
Recorded June 5, 2000 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman