SCCD 31518 – Ari Ambrose Trio – " United" Tenor Saxophonist Ambrose explores tunes by Monk, Jobim, Strayhorn, Coltrane among others with only Jeff Williams (dr) and Jay Anderson (bass) to accompany him. Ambrose states that this is his favorite setting to play in because "there is something about the space and harmonic freedom with just bass and drums that inspires me." "Ambrose's tenor speaks with the brusque swagger of a young Rollins and his upper register forays more than a hint at the Lovano influence, still Ambrose is well on the way to developing a very mature and appealing voice."
Chris Hovan – jazzreview.com. This CD marks Ambrose's fifth effort for SteepleChase in the last 3 years.
1. Blue Daniel (Frank Rosolini)
2. My ideal (Whiting/Chase)
3. Four and one (Thelonious Monk)
4. Once I loved (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
5. Mr. Day (John Coltrane)
6. How can you believe (Steve Wonder)
7. Starcrossed lovers (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)
8. United (Wayne Shorter)