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.
|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 by Max Bolleman