From his many Criss Cross dates as a leader to his extraordinary sideman
work with Chris Potter, the late Michael Brecker and many more, Adam Rogers
continues to blaze a path as one of jazz's most compelling guitarists.
His longtime associate David Binney, alto saxophone great and an influential
composer and producer, has also distinguished himself with numerous innovative
sessions for Criss Cross and others.
On R & B, Rogers and Binney unite to co-lead a lean and
hard-swinging quartet with bassist Reuben Rogers (no relation)
and drummer Gerald Cleaver.
In a departure from their usual focus on original material,
Rogers and Binney
aim straight for bebop, ballads and classics by Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard
and Wayne Shorter, among others.
The feel is rock-solid, the improvisations bracing. It's a fresh, unexpected take
on the jazz tradition, viewed through a modern prism.
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Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) 6:49
Introspection (Thelonious Monk) 7:38
In Love In Vain (Jerome Kern) 6:38
Africaine (Wayne Shorter) 7:08
Don't Misunderstand (Gordon Parks) 7:24
Sippin' At Bell's (Miles Davis) 9:05
Skydive (Freddie Hubbard) 7:25
My Ship (Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin) 7:18
I Feel A Song Coming On (Jimmy McHugh) 7:55
Total Time: 67:24
February 18, 2014
Brooklyn, NY, USA