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.
|1.||The Big Push (Wayne Shorter) 6:54|
|2.||For Those Who Do (Marcus Miller) 6:27|
|3.||You Must Believe In Spring (Michel Legrand) 7:10|
|4.||Clube Da Esquina No. 1 (Lo Borges) 5:37|
|5.||April In Paris (Vernon Duke) 9:24|
|6.||A Time For Love (Johnny Mandel) 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 by Michael Marciano