On his sophomore leader CD and Criss Cross debut, pianist Victor Gould -- joined throughout by bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Eric McPherson, with guest appearances by Tim Warfield on soprano saxophone, Godwin Louis on alto saxophone, and percussionist Khalil Kwame Bell -- presents a diverse, well-paced program comprised of originals and a cohort off-the-beaten-track numbers from the Great Jazz Songbook.
Gould has spent consequential time apprenticing in groups led by such modern masters as Donald Harrison, Ralph Peterson, Terri Lyne Carrington and Wallace Roney, and you can hear it in his fresh, harmonically erudite approach to the repertoire, which he addresses -- and inhabits -- on its own terms of engagement while retaining an entirely 21st century perspective.
|1.||Farewell To Dogma (Mulgrew Miller) 5:31|
|2.||Love Vibrations (Horace Silver) 4:58|
|3.||Earthlings (J. Ford) 4:14|
|4.||Spider (Victor Gould) 5:57|
|5.||Rise (Victor Gould / Dezron Douglas / Godwin Louis / Kahlil Kwame Bell) 5:27|
|6.||Roses Poses (Bobby Hutcherson) 5:52|
|7.||Blues On Top (Victor Gould) 5:05|
|8.||Lover (Richard Rodgers / Lorenz Hart) 5:06|
|9.||Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie) 5:33|
|10.||Resilience (Victor Gould) 8:51|
Total Time: 56:50
Recorded September 19, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano