For his fourth disc for Criss Cross drummer/leader Ralph Peterson has reconstituted The Fo'tet, his critically acclaimed forward-looking quartet featuring vibraphonist Bryan Carrott.
Founding member clarinetist Don Byron returns after a nearly 15 years hiatus to revisit the group's truly unique, original sound.
Percussionist Eguie Castillo augments the band
to help it fuse Latin rhythms into the mix, including a Puerto Rican
plena arrangement of Joe Henderson's Shade of Jade and
a Brazilian samba flavored reworking of the leader's
Keep it Simple.
The bassist is Belden Bullock.
|1.||Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) 6:39|
|2.||Surrender (Ralph Peterson) 8:25|
|3.||The Burning Sands (Ralph Peterson) 7:42|
|4.||Johnny Come Lately (Billy Strayhorn) 6:39|
|5.||Status Flux (Ralph Peterson) 6:11|
|6.||Beautious B (Ralph Peterson) 5:30|
|7.||Acceptance (Ralph Peterson) 9:23|
|8.||The Commute (Ralph Peterson) 2:20|
|9.||Keep It Simple (Ralph Peterson) 8:28|
Total Time: 61:24
Recorded December 9, 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman