Seldom heard since the days of Eddie "Lockjaw Davis" and Johnny Griffin saxophonist Jimmy Greene joins forces with Marcus Strickland for a two tenor line on his fourth set as a leader for Criss Cross.
Easily his best album to date, Gifts and Givers crackles with excitement on a program of originals and iconic standards such as Sonny Stitt's "Eternal Triangle", John Coltrane's "26-2", and Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa", taken here in 7/4.
Supported by veterans Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, our horn men are also joined by two up-and-coming talents, guitarist Mike Moreno, and pianist Danny Grissett.
|1.||Mr. McLean (Jimmy Greene) 9:25|
|2.||Greene Blues (Harry Connick, Jr.) 7:37|
|3.||Forever (Jimmy Greene) 8:49|
|4.||Magnolia Triangle (James Black) 10:10|
|5.||26-2 (John Coltrane) 8:07|
|6.||Blue Bossa / Boudreaux (Kenny Dorham / Jimmy Greene) 10:18|
|7.||The Eternal Triangle (Sonny Stitt) 9:13|
Total Time: 63:44
Recorded April 5, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman