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One for Shirley
Genres: Jazz, Pop
A veteran of the groups of Nicholas Payton and Adonis Rose, saxophonist Tim Warfield breaks significantly from the format of his four previous Criss Cross sides. One For Shirley pays homage to the legendary organist Shirle... more »
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A veteran of the groups of Nicholas Payton and Adonis Rose, saxophonist Tim Warfield breaks significantly from the format of his four previous Criss Cross sides. One For Shirley pays homage to the legendary organist Shirley Scott, with whom Warfield played on numerous occasions back in the early 90's. Terell Stafford makes for a perfect front-line partner, the trumpeter obviously comfortable in the organ combo format thanks to his current work in Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts. Rising Organ star Pat Bianchi tips his hat to Scott, but does so in a way that proves he's an individualist worthy of wider recognition. On drums the great Byron Landham, and Daniel G. Sadownick plays congas and percussion.
Bill Wood | Vashon Island, WA | 07/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Because in jazz's house are many mansions, some of the new music marketed as jazz today stirs debate as to whether or not it really is (jazz), but there is no debate about this one. This is jazz as we understand, and always have understood, it to be. When it is great it is very, very great and when it is merely good it is just fine, thank you very much. The title track (One for Shirley) is the prize, but Cristo Redentor-Calvary, Oasis, Make it Last and Tokyo Girl are right behind. Warfield and Stafford are known - and admired - quantities, but I was not familiar with Pat Bianchi, and he is a real find, very much in the upward and onward organ tradition of Larry Young. Landham gets to show off his drum chops on the opening track and he is hot! No reason to hold back on this one. It delivers!"
A Modern Classic
Dominic Iacavone | New Oxford, PA USA | 09/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, this album has everything I love about jazz. The classic groove of the jazz organ mixed with the modern melodies of Tim's originals and the classic standards he played with Shirley Scott make for great listening. The soaring voices of the horn solos over a great rhythm section are what this album features. It's very easy to listen to at work, in the car, or at a party. I love this CD."