Criss Cross Jazz 1277 CD

Donny McCaslin

Give And Go

Available: February 22, 2006

A 2004 Grammy nominee for his solo work on Maria Schneider's Concert In The Garden, Donny McCaslin performs more often as a sideman extraordinaire (Steps Ahead, Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Mingus Orchestra) than as a leader.

On his fourth solo album and Criss Cross leader debut, the 39-year-old saxophonist-composer, joined by an A-list quintet (John Swana, trumpet; Steve Cardenas, guitar; Scott Colley, bass; Gene Jackson, drums) presents seven melodic, harmonically meaty originals and a fresh arrangement of Thelonious Monk's Eronel.

Donny McCaslin
Barcode 8 712474 1277 26
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1. Outlaw (Donny McCaslin)  7:39
2. Scrappy (Donny McCaslin)  8:07
3. Drift (Donny McCaslin)  9:27
4. Give And Go (Donny McCaslin)  7:08
5. The Liberators' Song (Donny McCaslin)  6:12
6. Two/Three (Donny McCaslin)  9:43
7. Doom Fuss (Donny McCaslin)  5:28
8. Eronel (Thelonious Monk)  7:47

Total Time: 61:37
Recorded June 2, 2005 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman & The Masters (mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)