Criss Cross Jazz new releases February 2007

Here are the new Criss Cross Jazz releases for February 2007
to be available around February 12, 2007. All details can be
found on the website:
        https://www.crisscrossjazz.com/


CRISS 1286 CD   ADAM ROGER'S TRIO - TIME AND THE INFINITE -

Embarking on his fourth project for Criss Cross, guitarist Adam Rogers
departs from the quartet and quintet formats he explored on prior outings.
This time his preference is a pared-down yet equally involved trio session.

The fluid, virtuosic bass playing of Scott Colley, who has appeared on
every Rogers-led session to date, provides aesthetic continuity.
On drums is the sought-after Bill Stewart, an incisive and unpredictable
musician who has graced Criss Cross sessions by Rogers's fellow guitarists
Peter Bernstein, Jesse Van Ruller and Jonathan Kreisberg.

Time and the Infinite includes such standards as 'Without a Song',
'I Loves You, Porgy', 'Night and Day' and 'Young and Foolish.

Rogers preserves the integrity of these timeless melodies even as he
mines them for new harmonic and formal insights.
Playing both electric and acoustic guitars, Rogers also premieres four
original compositions.

In all, 'Time and the Infinite' is an exciting new statement from one
of modern Jazz's major talents.

https://www.crisscrossjazz.com/album/1286.html


CRISS 1287 CD   DAVID HAZELTINE QUARTET - BLUES QUARTERS VOL. 2 -

Countless gigs have come and gone for musical buddies David Hazeltine and 
Eric Alexander since the first volume of Blues Quarters (Criss 1188) came
out in 1998, making this second edition an even stronger statement, with
bassist Peter Washington and drummer Joe Farnsworth completing the line-up.

Among an already fine set of originals are outstanding updates to the
classics 'Going out of my Head' and ┬┤Unforgettable┬┤ with a Latin groo
adding some extra spice.

https://www.crisscrossjazz.com/album/1287.html


CRISS 1288 CD   SEAMUS BLAKE QUINTET - WAY OUT WILLY -

Joining tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake on his fifth leader date for Criss
Cross -- it's his 19th appearance on the label -- are 2005 Thelonious Monk
Competition winner Lage Lund on guitar, partner-of-long standing David
Kikoski, bassist Orlando Le Fleming, and drum hero Bill Stewart, who
performed on Blake's 1993 Criss Cross debut, The Call (Criss 1088).

It's a world-class unit, and they play with inspiration and ingenuity
through a program of 7 ambitious, tuneful Blake originals.

https://www.crisscrossjazz.com/album/1288.html


CRISS 1289 CD   DAVID BINNEY - EDWARD SIMON - OCEANOS -

Each a Criss Cross leader, pianist Edward Simon  and alto saxophonist David Binney , who have
worked together on numerous projects since 1989, present their first
collaborative effort for the label, comprising eight emotion-packed,
rhythmically vibrant tunes by Binney, Simon, and bassist Scott Colley.

Propelled by the extraordinarily nuanced, intuitive playing of Colley
and drummer Brian Blade, the instrument-like voice of Luciana Souza,
and tonal color from guitarist Adam Rogers and brassmen Shane Endsley,
Jesse Newman and Alan Ferber, plus percussionist Pernell Saturnino,
the co-leaders solo with rigorous compositional sensibility that only
serves to highlight the deep soulfulness and virtuosic chops that make
them major forces in 21st century jazz.

https://www.crisscrossjazz.com/album/1289.html


CRISS 1290 CD   MELVIN RHYNE TRIO - FRONT and CENTER -

Hammond B-3 master Melvin Rhyne's eighth Criss Cross release as a
leader is another sterling chapter in his association with guitarist
Peter Bernstein. Their exquisite rapport is assisted by another one
of Rhyne's longtime colleagues, drummer Ray Appleton.

The trio skillfully maneuvers through a program of choice items from
the American Popular Songbook, classic jazz compositions like 'All Blues'
and 'Jordu', as well as Rhyne's originals.

Readily moving from blues to ballads to up-tempo burners, Rhyne and
company make this an essential addition to his impressive discography.

https://www.crisscrossjazz.com/album/1290.html