Criss Cross Jazz 1253 CD

Wycliffe Gordon and The Garden City Gospel Choir

In The Cross

Available: September 17, 2004

In The Cross is trombonist Wycliffe Gordon's fifth outing as a leader on Criss Cross and perhaps his most personal statement.

Augmenting a strong roots-to-modern jazz sextet with a gospel choir from Georgia, his home state, Gordon presents a joyful noise, referencing the vocabularies of Armstrong, Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with an eye keenly honed in on the present day.

In the band: Marcus Printup on trumpet, Victor Goines on saxes and clarinet, Eric Reed on piano with bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Alvin Atkinson Jr.

Wycliffe Gordon and The Garden City Gospel Choir


Barcode 8 712474 1253 26

Wycliffe Gordon (Tb / Vc)
Marcus Printup (Tp / Vc)
Victor Goines (Ts / Ss / Cl)
Eric Reed (P / Vc)
Damien Sneed (Org)
Reginald Veal (B / Vc)
Alvin Atkinson Jr. (D / Vc)

1. All Day Long, Sang My Song, Going Home II (Wycliffe Gordon)  6:03
2. I'm Glad (Wycliffe Gordon / K. Cofield)  7:37
3. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me (Traditional)  10:02
4. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional)  7:38
5. Holy, Holy, Holy (J.B. Dykes / R. Herber)  5:39
6. Wade In The Water (Traditional)  5:50
7. Near The Cross (W.H. Doane / F.J. Crosby)  7:26
8. Help Me Somebody (Wycliffe Gordon)  3:45
9. Glory Hallelujah (Wycliffe Gordon)  4:59
10. All Day Long, Sang My Song, Going Home I (Wycliffe Gordon)  6:04
11. When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional)  3:55
12. I Came To Jesus (Traditional)  3:00

Total Time: 72:47
Recorded December 12, 2003 & January 2, 2004 & January 3, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, USA & Augusta, GA, USA by Max Bolleman