Criss Cross Jazz 1396 CD

Mike Moreno

Three For Three

Available: October 12, 2017

On his third Criss Cross leader date, Mike Moreno convenes drummer Kendrick Scott, who played on his fellow Houstonian's prior Criss Cross outings (Third Wish [Criss 1303] and First In Mind [Criss 1338]) and bassist Doug Weiss, who played on Third Wish.

They frame the 39-year-old guitarist's sui generis tonal on a program culled from the corpuses of a multi-generational cohort of heroes: jazz songs by Charlie Parker ("Perhaps"), Wayne Shorter ("The Big Push"), Joe Henderson ("Serenity") and Mulgrew Miller ("For Those Who Do"); songbook gems by Michel Legrand "You Must Believe In Spring"), Johnny Mandel ("A Time For Love") and Vernon Duke ("April In Paris"); plus one apiece by Radiohead ("Glass Eyes") and Lo Borges ("Clube Da Esquina No.1").

As always Moreno finds fresh pathways through familiar sonic landscapes on a date that is a master class in triological conversation.

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1. The Big Push (Wayne Shorter)  6:54
2. For Those Who Do (Mulgrew Miller)  6:27
3. You Must Believe In Spring (Michel Legrand / Jacques Demy)  7:10
4. Clube Da Esquina No. 1 (Lo Borges)  5:37
5. April In Paris (Vernon Duke / E.Y. Harburg)  9:24
6. A Time For Love (Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster)  8:15
7. Perhaps (Charlie Parker)  6:35
8. Glass Eyes (Radiohead)  5:19

Total Time: 55:45
Recorded September 22, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Michael Marciano (recording / mixing / mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens

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