The powerful all-star quintet Opus 5 returns with
Pentasonic, the follow-up to their muscular 2011 debut
Introducing Opus 5 (Criss 1339).
It's a can't-miss lineup with tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake and
trumpeter Alex Sipiagin in the front line,
David Kikoski doubling on piano and Fender Rhodes,
Boris Kozlov on bass, and
Donald Edwards on drums.
Once again Opus 5 puts original music by the band's members
in the forefront, but the choice arrangements of Charlie Parker's seldom-heard
and Freddie Hubbard's classic Red Clay
bring unique and unexpected angles to the session.
Moody and ethereal, rhythmically skewed, always furiously burning --- this is
music that lives up to the name of everyone involved.
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The Saboteur (Donald Edwards) 6:30
Videlles Dreams (Alex Sipiagin) 7:48
Sign Of Life (Seamus Blake) 8:13
Ducktones (Donald Edwards) 8:16
Little Dancer (Alex Sipiagin) 8:50
Three Days Of Maybe (Boris Kozlov) 5:49
Danny (Seamus Blake) 9:07
Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard) 7:31
Charlie's Wig (Charlie Parker) 3:25
Total Time: 65:34
April 4, 2012
Brooklyn, NY, USA