No New York area organist of the present day is more in demand than Gary Versace, who makes his Criss Cross debut with a quartet comprised of Criss Cross veterans: tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin (Give and Go, Criss 1277), guitarist Adam Rogers (Art of the Invisible, Criss 1223; Allegory, Criss 1242; Apparitions, Criss 1263, and Time and the Infinite, Criss 1286), and drummer Clarence Penn (Penn's Landing, Criss 1134; Play-Penn, Criss 1201).
Versace guides his group of New York cutting-edgers through a program of eight originals with strong melodies, challenging harmonic structures, and intoxicating grooves.
|1.||Dangerous Land (Gary Versace) 6:49|
|2.||The Grand Inquisitor (Gary Versace) 7:26|
|3.||Blue Soup (Gary Versace) 7:45|
|4.||Now Is Then (Gary Versace) 7:24|
|5.||Poster Boy (Gary Versace) 7:17|
|6.||Pinwheel (Gary Versace) 7:47|
|7.||A Thousand Words (Gary Versace) 6:50|
|8.||Many Places (Gary Versace) 8:09|
Total Time: 59:33
Recorded April 11, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman