Criss Cross Jazz 1391 CD

Ethan Iverson

The Purity Of The Turf

Available: September 24, 2016

The Purity of the Turf is kind of a "bucket list" moment for Ethan Iverson, who has always wanted to make a record with famous bassist Ron Carter.

Iverson, pianist of the famous trio "The Bad Plus", chose drummer Nasheet Waits to fill out the trio, because Waits represents the avant-garde as well as swing.

Criss Cross records are level playing field, with everyone recording in the same studio in a single day: Thus the sporting title, "The Purity of the Turf".

The repertoire is mostly originals and jazz classics. A surprise highlight is the solo piano tribute to the late Paul Bley, "So Hard it Hurts" by Annette Peacock.

Ethan Iverson
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1. The Purity Of The Turf (Ethan Iverson)  4:31
2. Song For My Father (Horace Silver)  5:19
3. Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen / Eddie DeLange)  4:43
4. Along Came Betty (Benny Golson)  5:45
5. Graduation Day (Ethan Iverson)  3:33
6. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)  6:14
7. Kush (Nasheet Waits)  5:35
8. Sent For You Yesterday (Count Basie / Eddie Durham)  4:55
9. Strange Serenade (Andrew Hill)  4:23
10. Little Waltz (Ron Carter)  5:01
11. Einbahnstrasse (Ron Carter)  5:10
12. So Hard It Hurts (Annette Peacock)  3:18

Total Time: 58:46
Recorded February 22, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Michael Marciano & David Darlington (mixing / mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens