Part of a new breed of jazz artists expanding the mainstream language in fresh and stimulating ways, trumpeter Ryan Kisor's Awakening returns to the organ combo as heard on his debut Criss Cross set Battle Cry
This time around however, Kisor leaves the standards behind and opts for his own originals, which cover a good deal of ground - from the ballad tempo of Harlem Moon to the bop-inflected Effing Blues.
In addition to Kisor's own bristling solo work, organist Sam Yahel, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart are heavily featured throughout this fervent showcase. On drums the great Willie Jones III.
|1.||Awakening Part 1 & 2 (Ryan Kisor) 13:02|
|2.||Sioux City (Ryan Kisor) 8:03|
|3.||UFO (Ryan Kisor) 4:58|
|4.||Harlem Moon (Ryan Kisor) 6:33|
|5.||Effing Blues (Ryan Kisor) 5:17|
|6.||What Can I Say? (Ryan Kisor) 7:15|
|7.||Free As A Bird (Ryan Kisor) 8:11|
Total Time: 53:25
Recorded December 19, 2002 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman