One of the more ideal ensemble combinations in jazz is the piano trio, with David Kikoski serving as a major proponent of the genre.
For his fourth Criss Cross album to date Kikoski leads a powerhouse trio with bassist James Genus and master-drummer Jeff 'Tain' Watts.
Surf's Up is easily Kikoski's best to date, giving him space to romp through a diverse set of tunes covering everthing from Brazilian sambas to pop masterpieces by Frank Zappa and Brian Wilson.
|1.||Oh No (Frank Zappa) 7:30|
|2.||Cardboard (Charlie Parker) 6:24|
|3.||Four In One (Thelonious Monk) 10:04|
|4.||A Noite Do Meu Bem (Dolores Duran) 7:06|
|5.||Little Melonae (Jackie McLean) 7:08|
|6.||Surf's Up (Brian Wilson) 13:49|
|7.||Bird Feathers (Charlie Parker) 7:42|
|8.||Muito A Vontade (Joao Donato) 6:22|
Total Time: 66:12
Recorded January 18, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman