Criss Cross Jazz 1255 CD

Ralph Peterson

The Fo'tet Augmented

Available: September 17, 2004

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.

Ralph Peterson
Barcode 8 712474 1255 24
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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
Engineer: Max Bolleman
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)