Criss Cross Jazz 1272 CD

Herlin Riley

Cream Of The Crescent

Available: September 23, 2005

On his second Criss Cross date, Herlin Riley, drummer with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1992, assembles an all-star lineup from different eras of the band.

The front line comprises Criss Cross veteran Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Victor Goines on saxes and clarinet, and Wynton Marsalis, Riley's employer since 1988, on trumpet, with bassist Reginald Veal and pianist Eric Lewis, the band's youngster, rounding out the group.

The sound is New Orleans, modern, touching on the legacy of such original Crescent City thinkers as James Black, Alvin Batiste and Ellis Marsalis; the execution is replete with nuance and sublime grooves.

Herlin Riley
Barcode 8 712474 1272 21
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1. Bird Life (Herlin Riley)  3:52
2. Ti Ci Li (Herlin Riley)  7:53
3. Need Ja Help (Herlin Riley)  5:44
4. Cream Of The Crescent (Herlin Riley)  6:14
5. To Those We Love So Dearly (Victor Goines)  8:01
6. Profit Stop (Herlin Riley)  8:59
7. Trouble In Treme (Herlin Riley)  7:42
8. Dancing With Desire (Herlin Riley)  7:27
9. Trombone Joe (Herlin Riley)  5:04

Total Time: 61:03
Recorded October 10, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman & The Masters (mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)