For his fifth Criss Cross recording, Alex Sipiagin assembles a top-shelf quintet of generational peers, all colleagues who rank at the top of the pack on their respective instruments, to play a program of original music.
The mood is melodic, polyphonic, rhythmically intense, more simmering than fiery, defined by Sipiagin's burnished, golden sound, the individualistic voice-like statements of tenorist Seamus Blake and guitarist Adam Rogers, and the intuitive accompaniment of bassist Scott Colley and drummer Antonio Sanchez.
Two tunes, Son of Thirteen and Snova are specially written for this date by world famous guitarist Pat Metheny.
|1.||Returning (Alex Sipiagin) 11:03|
|2.||Extra Chance (Alex Sipiagin) 8:37|
|3.||Miniature (Alex Sipiagin) 7:13|
|4.||Pictures (Adam Rogers) 7:52|
|5.||Snova (Pat Metheny) 7:26|
|6.||Son Of Thirteen (Pat Metheny) 6:48|
|7.||Turn Out The Stars (Bill Evans) 6:32|
Total Time: 55:37
Recorded October 11, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman