Quartet records with trumpet as a lead voice are rare and only the most skilled improvisers can tackle such a challenge.
In the tradition of iconic masterpieces as Lee Morgan's Candy or Kenny Dorham's Quiet Kenny, Joe Magnarelli leads a quartet with pianist Gary Versace, bassist Paul Gill, and drummer Anthony Reedus through a diverse set that includes three Monk classics.
Guitarist Peter Bernstein adds additional color on a few tracks, contributing to Magnarelli's most mature statement to date.
|1.||Genét (Joe Magnarelli) 6:33|
|2.||Division Street (Joe Magnarelli) 6:51|
|3.||Paris In The Spring (Kordon / Revel) 7:47|
|4.||Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk) 4:51|
|5.||Hoop Dreams (Joe Magnarelli) 8:14|
|6.||I Mean You (Thelonious Monk) 5:53|
|7.||Old Folks (Willard Robison / Dedette Lee Hill) 9:02|
|8.||Dance Only With Me (Jule Styne / Betty Comden / Adolph Green) 7:37|
|9.||Monk's Mood (Thelonious Monk) 2:49|
|10.||Barretto's Beat (Joe Magnarelli) 6:23|
Total Time: 66:05
Recorded June 1, 2005 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman