Presided by tenor saxophonists Eric Alexander and Grant Stewart, the all-star quintet Reeds and Deeds boasts longtime Criss Cross artists, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kenny Washington.
Featuring arrangements that emphasize the distinctive blend of the two horns as well as solos by all hands, the band embraces a varied program of Alexander and Stewart originals, choice items from the American Popular Songbook, and a vintage Dizzy Gillespie tune.
With Wailin', Reeds and Deeds offers a great, burning hardbop session.
|1.||Somewhere In The Night (Billy May) 5:59|
|2.||Stand Pat (Eric Alexander) 9:11|
|3.||Big RC (Eric Alexander) 9:52|
|4.||Born To Be Blue (Mel Torme / Robert Wells) 7:43|
|5.||That's Earl, Brother (Dizzy Gillespie) 8:22|
|6.||Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin) 6:57|
|7.||The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel / Paul Webster) 8:37|
|8.||Scotch Thing (Grant Stewart) 8:07|
Total Time: 64:53
Recorded April 20, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman