On his sixth Criss Cross leader date,
saxophonist Tim Warfield reconvenes his bandmates –
trumpeter extraordinaire Terell Stafford,
Hammond B3 master Pat Bianchi,
and Joey de Francesco’s drummer-of-choice Byron Landham –
from the 2007 date
One For Shirley (Criss 1304)
for an informed, soulful exploration of American Songbook repertoire.
A life-long Pennsylvanian, Warfield learned how to navigate such terrain
during a long association with the legendary Philadelphia keyboardist
He applies those lessons to great effect, unfailingly channeling technical
derring-do towards imperatives of emotional expression and swing.
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