On his long-awaited follow-up to his critically lauded 1996 Criss Cross debut, Penn's Landing (Criss 1134), and the equally powerful Play-Penn (Criss 1201), from 2001, master drummer-percussionist Clarence Penn presents Dali in Cobble Hill, a meditation on how the iconic Surrealist painter might have digested a stroll through Penn's Brooklyn neighborhood.
The eight originals and two standards incorporate a variety of moods, flavors, and strategies that reflect Penn's extensive activity as a sideman for jazz' best-and-brightest over the past decades; his ensemble of grandmaster generational contemporaries --- Chris Potter on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet, Adam Rogers on guitar, and Ben Street on bass --- inhabit the stories, playing with deep imagination and virtuosic craft. A must-hear.
|1.||The B 61 (Clarence Penn) 7:10|
|2.||Cobble Hill (Clarence Penn) 5:34|
|3.||A Walk On The B-H-P (Clarence Penn) 7:49|
|4.||Dali (Clarence Penn) 6:11|
|5.||I Hear Music (Burton Lane / Frank Loesser) 7:02|
|6.||Mr. C (Clarence Penn) 6:46|
|7.||Persistence Of Memory (Clarence Penn) 6:00|
|8.||My Romance (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart) 7:01|
|9.||Solato's Morning Blues (Clarence Penn) 6:06|
|10.||Zoom Zoom (Clarence Penn) 6:21|
Total Time: 66:07
Recorded February 2, 2012 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano