For his Criss Cross debut, 28-year-old trumpeter Philip Dizack presents a suite of seven originals, an a cappella reading of Duke Ellington's I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, and a trumpet bass duo of Lionel Loueke's Benny's Tune, that displays his exceptional maturity as a composer and facilitator of memorable improvisations.
Providing the latter are multi-woodwindist-composer Ben Wendel on tenor saxophone, pianist Eden Ladin, and the kinetic bass-drum tandem of Joe Sanders and Eric Harland. Dizack himself enhances his ascendant reputation as a master of his instrument, displaying enviable range and consistent melodic invention, projecting deep emotion, and always telling a story.
|1.||Single Soul (Intro) (Philip Dizack) 0:59|
|2.||Jacob And The Angel (Eden Ladin) 8:12|
|3.||Benny's Tune (Lionel Loueke) 2:47|
|4.||Take Me With You (Philip Dizack) 7:18|
|5.||Single Soul (Philip Dizack) 5:19|
|6.||Twins Of A Gazelle (Philip Dizack) 7:55|
|7.||Book Of Stones (Philip Dizack) 4:35|
|8.||Joy And Sorrow (Joe Sanders) 5:00|
|9.||It's Not Just In Some Of Us (Philip Dizack) 5:26|
|10.||Sasha Anne (Philip Dizack) 5:50|
|11.||I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (Duke Ellington / Paul Francis Webster) 3:13|
Total Time: 56:59
Recorded January 29, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano