Criss Cross Jazz 1320 CD

Wycliffe Gordon

Cone And T-Staff

Available: February 15, 2010

On Wycliffe Gordon's eighth effort as a leader for Criss Cross the multi-talented former Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra trombonist who they call Cone teams up with versatile trumpeter Terell Stafford (aka Staff) in a brassy quintet with a smoking rhythm section that features label regulars, pianist Mike LeDonne and Kenny Washington (back from Gordon's previous date) and the gifted young bassist David Wong, making his first Criss Cross appearance.

The players all shine, both individually and as a cohesive unit, on an appealing swing-to-bop program comprised of jazz originals and classics, standards and blues.

Wycliffe Gordon
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1. West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery)  6:54
2. Cousins (Terell Stafford)  8:41
3. Robbin's Nest (Illinois Jacquet / Sir Charles Thompson)  7:55
4. Everything Happens To Me (Matt Dennis / Tom Adair)  9:22
5. Arabia (Curtis Fuller)  7:27
6. Le Marieur (Terell Stafford)  5:38
7. Tricotism (Oscar Pettiford)  5:59
8. Star-Crossed Lovers (Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn)  4:49
9. Cheeky! (Wycliffe Gordon)  6:51

Total Time: 63:43
Recorded November 4, 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Michael Marciano & Max Bolleman (mixing) & The Masters (mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens