A sparkling pianist as well as a fine budding composer,
Danny Grissett's star has been on the rise lately and
he's a favorite accompanist to a growing body of leaders including
trumpeters Jim Rotondi, Jeremy Pelt, and Tom Harrell.
He returns for his third Criss Cross release and moves
beyond the trio format to feature
tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake,
trombonist Steve Davis
and newcomer Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet.
Grissett puts his stamp on all the material including updates on
Herbie Hancock's King Cobra,
and Monk's Ugly Beauty.
His originals are also cut from a regal cloth of originality,
with bassist Vicente Archer
and drummer Kendrick Scott
responsive to the pianist's every move.
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King Cobra (Herbie Hancock) 9:22
Heard's Word (Danny Grissett) 8:09
Without You (Danny Grissett) 9:43
Let's Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) 7:44
Distant (Danny Grissett) 7:40
Ugly Beauty (Thelonious Monk) 7:16
Are We There Yet? (Danny Grissett) 10:03
Total Time: 60:00
December 13, 2008
Brooklyn, NY, USA