On his third Criss Cross date, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene presents a recital of originals and standards as Evidence and My Ideal, with a band of young veteran New York A-listers -- Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Xavier Davis (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), and Eric Harland (drums).
Mixing an individual harmonic palette with an up-to-the-second rhythmic sensibility and an open mind, Greene and company produce a worthy followup to 2004's Forever, a strong quartet session with Jeff "Tain" Watts.
|1.||Re-Affirmation (Jimmy Greene) 7:29|
|2.||Song For Isaiah (Jimmy Greene) 10:19|
|3.||My Ideal (Richard Whiting / Neville Chase / Leo Robin) 3:38|
|4.||Evidence / True Life Stories (Thelonious Monk / Jimmy Greene) 9:38|
|5.||How Great Thou Art (Traditional) 7:45|
|6.||Unconditional (Jimmy Greene) 10:09|
|7.||A Closer Walk (F. Hammond) 7:51|
|8.||Take Advantage (Harry Connick Jr.) 6:57|
Total Time: 63:52
Recorded December 3, 2005 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman