On Good-Hearted People, his second quintet session for Criss Cross, David Hazeltine takes on the challenge of writing for the contrasting textures of the trombone-alto saxophone front line, -- Steve Davis and Jim Snidero -- a pairing virtually without precedent in the jazz canon.
Propelled by bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Tony Reedus, the date swings madly, while Hazeltine contributes the beautiful color-voicings and lucid, cool-fire improvisating we've become accustomed to. As a guest on two tracks the great Dutch guitarist and Thelonious Monk Competition winner Jesse Van Ruller.
|1.||Blueslike (David Hazeltine) 7:24|
|2.||Caliente Blues (Jim Snidero) 6:06|
|3.||Imagination (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) 6:46|
|4.||Demasiado Dulce (David Hazeltine) 6:59|
|5.||Good-Hearted People (Steve Davis) 7:12|
|6.||Quiet Now (Denny Zeitlin) 8:12|
|7.||Cozytine (Steve Davis) 6:38|
|8.||Barbados (Charlie Parker) 6:29|
Total Time: 56:15
Recorded January 15, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman