On DAY IN NIGHT OUT, his latest Criss Cross leader date, Walt Weiskopf upholds the high standards he's set on his previous nine albums for the label.
Here he leads a hand-picked octet -- each of the five horns is a veteran section player with extraordinary improvisational skills, including Criss Cross veterans Andy Fusco and Gary Smulyan, propelled by a rhythm section comprising the extraordinary young drummer Kendrick Scott, best known as Terence Blanchard's drummer, and the harmonically informed pianist and bassist Peter Zak and Doug Weiss - through a suite of eight heady originals and a rearranged standard.
|1.||Day In Night Out (Walt Weiskopf) 4:42|
|2.||West Side Waltz (Walt Weiskopf) 5:54|
|3.||City Of Sin (Walt Weiskopf) 5:27|
|4.||Blue In Two (Walt Weiskopf) 6:42|
|5.||Walk In The Woods (Walt Weiskopf) 5:36|
|6.||Off Yellow (Walt Weiskopf) 6:03|
|7.||Lean And Green (Walt Weiskopf) 6:00|
|8.||Heather On The Hill (Alan Jay Lerner / Frederick Loewe) 7:17|
|9.||Solid Citizen (Walt Weiskopf) 6:00|
|10.||I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Duke Ellington / Paul Francis Webster) 5:57|
Total Time: 59:44
Recorded April 3, 2007 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman