On his sixth Criss Cross leader date, saxophonist Tim Warfield reconvenes his bandmates – trumpeter extraordinaire Terell Stafford, Hammond B3 master Pat Bianchi, and Joey de Francesco’s drummer-of-choice Byron Landham – from the 2007 date One For Shirley (Criss 1304) for an informed, soulful exploration of American Songbook repertoire.
A life-long Pennsylvanian, Warfield learned how to navigate such terrain during a long association with the legendary Philadelphia keyboardist Shirley Scott. He applies those lessons to great effect, unfailingly channeling technical derring-do towards imperatives of emotional expression and swing.
|1.||Sentimental Journey (Brown / Homer) 9:26|
|2.||I'll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain / Irving Kahal) 5:24|
|3.||My Man (Yvain) 4:47|
|4.||Crazy Rhythm (Joseph Meyer / Roger Wolfe Kahn / Irving Caesar) 5:06|
|5.||Speak Low (Ogden Nash / Kurt Weill) 8:55|
|6.||In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington) 8:00|
|7.||Golden Earrings (Victor Young) 7:56|
|8.||Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Van Heusen / Johnny Burke) 10:11|
Total Time: 59:53
Recorded February 4, 2010 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano