Criss Cross is proud to present the leader debut of bassist Joe Sanders, who is most widely known on the international scene for his long association with pianist Gerald Clayton's Trio, and is often heard with the best and brightest of his New York City peer group, of whom he convenes three --- pianist Luis Perdomo, alto saxophonist Will Vinson, and drummer Rodney Green (rising star vocalist Gretchen Parlato joins the mix on Sanders' A Joy and Sorrow) --- for a diverse recital comprising 7 strikingly melodic, harmonically sophisticated originals that cover a range of stylistic food groups, as well as 2 jazz standards (Cedar Walton's Hindsight and Pat Metheny's Question and Answer) and a songbook chestnut (The Things We Did Last Summer).
Deploying a formidable tone and enviable facility, Sanders authoritatively guides the flow, focusing on ensemble imperatives even during his virtuoso solos, which set a high bar that his colleagues match throughout.
|1.||Enigmatically Decided (Joe Sanders) 8:16|
|2.||Orange Blue (Joe Sanders) 7:07|
|3.||Simple Song (Ben Wendel) 9:59|
|4.||The Things We Did Last Summer (Jule Styne / Sammy Cahn) 7:58|
|5.||Question And Answer (Pat Metheny) 8:59|
|6.||A Joy And Sorrow (Joe Sanders / Gretchen Parlato) 5:49|
|7.||Bewildered Minds Wait (Joe Sanders) 4:55|
|8.||No Time; Like The Present (Joe Sanders) 1:19|
|9.||Hindsight (Cedar Walton) 6:13|
|10.||Believe, Beleft, Below (Esbjörn Svensson) 3:45|
Total Time: 65:01
Recorded October 17, 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano