Criss Cross Jazz 1202 CD

Alex Sipiagin

Steppin' Zone

This may be Alex Sipiagin's debut recording, but the Russian trumpet virtuoso is a fixture in New York's hardcore jazz community.

Familiar to Criss Cross listeners through sideman work with trombonist Conrad Herwig, his long-time partner in the Mingus orchestra, Sipiagin gathers here young tenor giant Chris Potter and A-list rhythm men David Kikoski (piano), Scott Colley (bass) and Jeff 'Tain' Watts (drums) for a session marked by on-the-edge improvising tempered by authoritative knowledge.

Alex Sipiagin
Barcode 8 712474 120222
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1. Catalyst (take 1) (Scott Colley)  5:19
2. Room 28 (Alex Sipiagin)  7:58
3. Steppin' Zone (Alex Sipiagin)  8:23
4. Spacing (David Kikoski)  11:15
5. Missouri Uncompromised (Pat Metheny)  8:16
6. Moonstone (Toninho Horta)  6:43
7. Conception (George Shearing)  8:40
8. Catalyst (take 2) (Scott Colley)  4:51

Total Time: 61:31
Recorded June 5, 2000 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)