On his third session for the label since his Criss Cross
debut in 1992,
tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen takes a giant step forward with
Keep The Change,
a bristling quintet date with trumpeter Ryan Kisor,
pianist Orrin Evans,
bassist Reuben Rogers,
and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.
The mix of originals and a few well-chosen standards includes a new take on Bowen's signature tune, 'Elevation'.
This is a burning neobop date.
|1.||Boy For Sale (Lionel Bart) 8:00|
|2.||Who Will Buy (Lionel Bart) 7:35|
|3.||Elevation (Ralph Bowen) 8:58|
|4.||For You (Ralph Bowen) 6:44|
|5.||Thru Traffic (Ralph Bowen) 8:55|
|6.||For D.E. (Ralph Bowen) 7:45|
|7.||In The Good Old Summertime (Evans / Shields) 8:09|
|8.||Gordon (Ralph Bowen) 9:17|
|9.||Keep The Change (Ralph Bowen) 6:25|
Total Time: 71:52
Recorded October 28, 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman