Within the small circle of modern jazz trombonists, few would argue that
Steve Davis stands apart from the crowd,
not only as a singular instumental voice but also as a gifted composer.
With Systems Blue, his fifth Criss Cross album to date, Davis explores a distinguished set of jazz standards while being accompanied by his rhythm section partners from One For All - pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Joe Farnsworth.
Alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo joins the group on two titles.
|1.||Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein) 6:33|
|2.||Spirit Waltz (Steve Davis) 10:23|
|3.||Systems Blue (Steve Davis) 7:42|
|4.||A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Manning / Sherwin) 8:52|
|5.||If I Love Again (Murray / Oakland) 7:32|
|6.||Who Can I Turn To (Anthony Newley / Leslie Bricusse) 5:25|
|7.||Speak Low (Ogden Nash / Kurt Weill) 7:23|
|8.||Namely You (Johnny Mercer / De Paul) 6:24|
|9.||Three And One (Thad Jones) 3:43|
|10.||My Old Flame (Johnson / Coslow) 4:43|
Total Time: 68:47
Recorded May 29, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman