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.
|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