Speaking eloquently to the benefits of keeping a working band together, One For All continues to add some distinctive flair to the mainstream tradition while building a singular book of originals and uniquely arranged standards. Blueslike, their fifth effort for Criss Cross, finds John Coltrane firmly in mind with an uptempo romp through Giant Steps, and a bossa-inflected Naima.
Rounding out this program of jazz standards are a few band originals and an updated arrangement of the Bacharach trinket In Between the Heartaches.
In the Band: Eric Alexander on tenor sax, Jim Rotondi on trumpet, Steve Davis on trombone, with pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Joe Farnsworth.
|1.||Five Outs To Go (Steve Davis) 6:57|
|2.||We'll Be Together Again (Fisher / Laine) 5:47|
|3.||Till There Was You (M. Wilson) 5:48|
|4.||In Between The Heartaches (Burt Bacharach) 5:06|
|5.||Blueslike (David Hazeltine) 9:49|
|6.||Yasashiku (Eric Alexander) 5:59|
|7.||Naima (John Coltrane) 8:03|
|8.||Giant Steps (John Coltrane) 7:59|
Total Time: 55:33
Recorded December 14, 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman