A member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and
the Wynton Marsalis Septet for more than a decade,
Victor Goines - who also runs the Jazz Department
at the New York's Juilliard School of Music - hasn't had much
time to present his own vivid musical vision.
Like his three previous solo dates, Goines' Criss Cross
leader debut is a swinging affair.
The leader, a clarinet master of long standing, also focuses here on the tenor
and soprano saxophone, showcasing a swaggering, romantic approach to
the former and a pure, melodic concept on the latter.
The program mixes jazz standards and pungent originals; propelling the
proceedings is the top-notch rhythm section you expect to hear on a
Criss Cross date - pianist Peter Martin,
LCJO bassist Carlos Henriquez,
and drummer Greg Hutchinson.
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Stop 'N' Go (Victor Goines) 5:54
Pres' New Clarinet (Victor Goines) 6:36
The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael) 6:39
Eternal Devotion (Victor Goines) 6:00
Cochise (Alvin Batiste) 5:54
Waltz Beneath The Weeping Willow (Victor Goines) 7:11
Petite Fleur (Sidney Bechet) 9:30
New Adventures (Victor Goines) 9:21
As We Mature (We Learn To Take Our Time) (Victor Goines) 7:39
Total Time: 64:51
May 26, 2005
Brooklyn, NY, USA