Joined by an assortment of New York's finest, 29-year-old star guitarist Jesse Van Ruller, Holland's first Thelonious Monk Competition Award-winner, emphatically stamps his voice on a meaty program of jazz originals, less-traveled songbook gems, and an original blues.
On piano the great David Hazeltine, with bassists Nat Reeves or Frans Van Geest, and Joe Farnsworth or Willie Jones III on drums.
|1.||The Best Things In Life Are Free (DeSilva / Brown / Henderson) 5:00|
|2.||Christina (Buster Williams) 6:08|
|3.||Bye, Bye Baby (Jule Styne) 4:16|
|4.||Subconscious-Lee (Lee Konitz) 5:17|
|5.||Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington / Mack Gordon / Irving Mills) 5:45|
|6.||Debits And Credits (Jesse van Ruller) 4:56|
|7.||Everything I Love (Cole Porter) 5:39|
|8.||In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) 3:45|
|9.||Ballad Of The Sad Young Men (Fr. Landesman) 5:30|
|10.||Cedar's Blues (Cedar Walton) 4:39|
Total Time: 51:00
Recorded January 17, 2001 & October 28, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA & Monster, The Netherlands by Max Bolleman