Criss Cross Jazz 1295 CD

Jimmy Greene

Gifts and Givers

Available: September 18, 2007

Seldom heard since the days of Eddie "Lockjaw Davis" and Johnny Griffin saxophonist Jimmy Greene joins forces with Marcus Strickland for a two tenor line on his fourth set as a leader for Criss Cross.

Easily his best album to date, Gifts and Givers crackles with excitement on a program of originals and iconic standards such as Sonny Stitt's "Eternal Triangle", John Coltrane's "26-2", and Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa", taken here in 7/4.

Supported by veterans Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, our horn men are also joined by two up-and-coming talents, guitarist Mike Moreno, and pianist Danny Grissett.

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1. Mr. McLean (Jimmy Greene)  9:25
2. Greene Blues (Harry Connick Jr.)  7:37
3. Forever (Jimmy Greene)  8:49
4. Magnolia Triangle (James Black)  10:10
5. 26-2 (John Coltrane)  8:07
6. Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham)
Boudreaux (Jimmy Greene)  10:18
7. The Eternal Triangle (Sonny Stitt)  9:13

Total Time: 63:44
Recorded April 5, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman & The Masters (mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens