Criss Cross Jazz 1394 CD
Available: May 17, 2017
Since his first appearance on record (Randy Brecker's album In the Idiom),
pianist David Kikoski has demonstrated an infinite capacity to swing,
a rare sensitivity as a ballad interpreter and genuine harmonic savvy as a composer.
He delivers once again on all counts on Kayemode.
"I'm very proud and lucky to have 2 new collaborators in my trio.
I met Justin Faulkner on a Monday night at
"the Jazz Standard" where I play with
the Charles Mingus Big Band and was very impressed.
Soon after we really hooked up on a gig with Branford Marsalis
and I remember thinking I would love to try and use him on my own project.
We had a ball hanging at my house and shedding and listening to music.
Joe Martin was someone we both agreed on to be the perfect
bassist for the session. I recently heard him at "Mezzrow"
with Spike Wilner and was blown away.
His use of harmony and counterpoint is more advanced than most bass players
I've known. I knew he could get inside of my concept.
We are using 1st or 2nd takes with no fixing or editing, because I wanted
the freshness and honesty to be there".