For his fourth disc for Criss Cross
drummer/leader Ralph Peterson
has reconstituted The Fo'tet,
his critically acclaimed forward-looking quartet featuring
vibraphonist Bryan Carrott.
Founding member clarinetist Don Byron
returns after a nearly 15 years hiatus to
revisit the group's truly unique, original sound.
Percussionist Eguie Castillo augments the band
to help it fuse Latin rhythms into the mix, including a Puerto Rican
plena arrangement of Joe Henderson's Shade of Jade and
a Brazilian samba flavored reworking of the leader's
Keep it Simple.
The bassist is Belden Bullock.
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Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) 6:39
Surrender (Ralph Peterson) 8:25
The Burning Sands (Ralph Peterson) 7:42
Johnny Come Lately (Billy Strayhorn) 6:39
Status Flux (Ralph Peterson) 6:11
Beautious B (Ralph Peterson) 5:30
Acceptance (Ralph Peterson) 9:23
The Commute (Ralph Peterson) 2:20
Keep It Simple (Ralph Peterson) 8:28
Total Time: 61:24
December 9, 2003
Brooklyn, NY, USA