Trumpeter Alex Sipiagin’s ninth Criss Cross
album may be his most conceptually ambitious.
The 43-year-old trumpeter, these days garnering broad international recognition as a solo artist, as well as for his inspired virtuoso playing in various Dave Holland and Mingus Orchestra contexts, offers seven original pieces – performed by a distinguished band of A-listers – that contain heady polyphony, substantial melodies, beautiful voicings, and intoxicating rhythms.
It’s a cutting edge of the 21st century jazz.
The band: Chris Potter, tenor sax and flute; David Binney, alto sax; Craig Taborn, piano and fender rhodes; Boris Kozlov, bass; and Eric Harland, drums.
|1.||Next Stop - Tsukiji (Alex Sipiagin) 8:35|
|2.||Videlles (Alex Sipiagin) 11:42|
|3.||Tempest In A Tea Cup (Alex Sipiagin) 11:52|
|4.||Fermata Scandola (Alex Sipiagin) 11:14|
|5.||Calming (Alex Sipiagin) 11:30|
|6.||Fast Forward (Alex Sipiagin) 12:50|
|7.||Meu Canario Vizinho Azul (Toninho Horta) 7:00|
Total Time: 74:48
Recorded January 14, 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano