For his Criss Cross debut, pianist Misha Tsiganov presents a program of nine reimagined songs culled from both the Great American Songbook and the lexicon of post-bop hardcore jazz.
Born in St. Petersburg in the former USSR, and a New Yorker since the mid-90s, Tsiganov convenes a unit of virtuosos to animate his stimulating charts - trumpeter Alex Sipiagin (himself the leader of 10 Criss Cross dates and a participant on two by the collective group Opus 5) and bassist Boris Kozlov, both fellow sons of Russia, A-list tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, and the kinetic drummer Donald Edwards.
|1.||Fall (Wayne Shorter) 7:41|
|2.||Get Out Of Town (Cole Porter) 9:19|
|3.||The Song Is You (Jerome Kern) 7:04|
|4.||Ah-Leu-Cha (Charlie Parker) 7:01|
|5.||This Is For Albert (Wayne Shorter) 5:35|
|6.||Four On Six (Wes Montgomery) 6:37|
|7.||Falling In Love With Love (Richard Rodgers) 7:47|
|8.||Mr. Day (John Coltrane) 6:41|
|9.||Make Sure You're Sure (Stevie Wonder) 6:52|
Total Time: 64:42
Recorded January 11, 2013 in Paramus, NJ, USA by Tom Tedesco