On The Art Of War, his Criss Cross debut, drummer-composer Ralph Peterson returns here to the two-horns and rhythm format with which he kicked off his recording career, deploying an approach that blends the drive of Art Blakey with the edginess of Miles Davis.
Joined by an ensemble of youngsters - Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Jimmy Greene (tenor and soprano sax), Orrin Evans (piano) and Eric Revis (bass) - whose ability to dip into the tradition and move forward equips them to navigate the primal complexities of Peterson's sonic landscape, the drummer offers his swingingest date in years.
|1.||The Art Of War (Ralph Peterson) 6:13|
|2.||Inner Sanctum (Jeremy Pelt) 5:57|
|3.||Freight Train (Ralph Peterson) 8:39|
|4.||All My Tomorrows (Ralph Peterson) 6:53|
|5.||Apocalypse (Jeremy Pelt) 6:16|
|6.||A Choice Not Taken (Ralph Peterson) 7:52|
|7.||Smoke Rings (Ralph Peterson) 5:49|
|8.||Portrait Of Jenny (Ralph Peterson) 10:42|
|9.||Monief (Ralph Peterson) 9:24|
|10.||Big Jimmy (Orrin Evans) 5:52|
Total Time: 73:43
Recorded January 16, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman