SCCD 31754 Gregory Tardy Quartet “Standards & More”

As the title of this new album suggests Gregory Tardy and his excellent ensemble invested their energy in evergreen standards and jazz original classics here to fulfil his musical parents’ requests.

“… Not only is he arguably the most original of the band’s improvisers, he’s also the most impassioned. His lines are incisive and hard-edged. Even his most fanciful flights are purposeful. His energetic approach consistently lifts the group’s performance to a higher level….” (Chris Kelsey – JazzTimes on “Steps of Faith”SCCD)

“….Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the '90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive and perhaps underrated is the multifaceted Gregory Tardy ….. Tardy takes another step toward establishing himself as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation….” (Matthew Miller – AJJ on “The Truth ” SCCD

1. I See Your Face Before Me (Arthur Schwartz)
2. Voyage (Kenny Barron)
3. How Deep The Father's Love For Us (Stuart Townend)
4. Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker)
5. When I Fall In Love (Victor Young)
6. Secret Love (Sammy Fain)
7. A Prayer for the Preborn (Gregory Tardy)
8. Aural Oasis (Wynton Marsalis)
9. How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin)
10. Firm Roots (Cedar Walton)

UPC/EAN: 716043175420