Release Date: 2006
Label: Criss Cross Jazz
- Stop ‘N’ Go
- Pres’ New Clarinet
- The Nearness Of You
- Eternal Devotion
- Waltz Beneath The Weeping Willow
- Petite Fleur
- New Adventures
- As We Mature (We Learn To Take Our Time)
- Victor Goines – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet
- Peter Martin – piano
- Carlos Henriquez – bass
- Greg Hutchinson – drums
A member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet for more than a decade, Victor Goines – who also runs the Jazz Department at the New York’s Juilliard School of Music – hasn’t had much time to present his own vivid musical vision.
Like his three previous solo dates, Goines’ Criss Cross leader debut is a swinging affair.
The leader, a clarinet master of long standing, also focuses here on the tenor and soprano saxophone, showcasing a swaggering, romantic approach to the former and a pure, melodic concept on the latter.
The program mixes jazz standards and pungent originals; propelling the proceedings is the top-notch rhythm section you expect to hear on a Criss Cross date – pianist Peter Martin, LCJO bassist Carlos Henriquez, and drummer Greg Hutchinson.