One of the supreme trumpeters of the current generation, John Swana has developed his voice over the course of a string of previous Criss Cross releases.
Swana, varied and always bristling with creative energy, creates here, on Philly Gumbo, his seventh album as a leader for Criss Cross, something very special and a bit different, featuring a cast of Philadelphia jazz luminaries including legendary tenorist Bootsie Barnes and drummer Byron Landham with pianist Sid Simmons and bassist Mike Boone.
|1.||Blues For Hicks (John Swana) 7:29|
|2.||Old Head (Mike Boone) 10:12|
|3.||Up Jumped Bootsie (John Swana) 5:59|
|4.||Soulful One (John Swana) 6:38|
|5.||John Wayne (John Swana / Mike Boone) 7:02|
|6.||Better Late Than Never (Mike Boone / Bruce Trojan) 6:50|
|7.||Sound For Sore Ears (Jimmy Heath) 7:20|
|8.||The Schuylkill Expressway (John Swana) 5:35|
|9.||Tot Ziens (John Swana) 3:38|
Total Time: 60:50
Recorded June 6, 2000 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman