Criss Cross Jazz 1245 CD

Jimmy Greene


Available: February 15, 2004

Sacred music has long been a source of inspiration and creativity for the jazz musician.
Forever, Jimmy Greene's second release as a leader for Criss Cross, finds the tenor saxophonist continuing this rich tradition. Backed by the hard swinging rhythm section of Xavier Davis on piano, John Benitez on bass, and Jeff 'Tain' Watts on drums, Greene combines modern arrangements of traditional spirituals with originals inspired by sacred themes.
Greene's talents as an arranger and bandleader are in full view, as he gives classic spirituals a fresh, contemporary treatment.
This is a powerful session from beginning to end.

Jimmy Greene
Barcode 8 712474 1245 27
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1. Old Rugged Cross (Traditional)  9:09
2. In Many Tongues (Jimmy Greene)  5:04
3. Come Sunday (Duke Ellington)  5:57
4. Forever (Jimmy Greene)  7:17
5. NMG (Jimmy Greene)  7:14
6. You Make Me Feel Brand New (Thom Bell / Linda Creed)  9:06
7. Power (Jimmy Greene)  7:54
8. He Is Lord (Jimmy Greene)  3:24

Total Time: 55:10
Recorded November 5, 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)