SCCD 31799 Kirk Knuffke Trio “Little Cross”
The leader of this new album Kirk Knuffke has just been voted “Rising Star (trumpet)” of 2015 by the prestigious DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll.
Kirk moved to NYC just 10 years ago and he has firmly established as one of the most sought after cornetist / composer on the scene.
Kirk chose for this his 6th leader/co-leader album somewhat special material (music that relates to spirituality of passing (=funeral)) and executed beautifully with superb support from B-3 organ player Jamie Saft and legendary drummer Hamid Drake.
KIRK KNUFFKE cornet
JAMIE SAFT Hammond B3, syntheziser
HAMID DRAKE drums
Recorded December 4, 2014
1 OH LOVELY APPEARANCE OF DEATH (Traditional) 5:13
2 CITY CALLED HEAVEN (Dwight Bigler) 6:05
3 CHINA TOWN SUITE (Kirk Knuffke) 12:21
4 LITTLE CROSS (Kirk Knuffke) 5:12
5 ELEPHANT BOAT (Kenny Wollesen) 5:03
6 FARMER ALFALFA (Henry Grimes) 5:12
7 POEM (Kirk Knuffke) 5:17
8 BLUES FOR FRED (Kirk Knuffke) 7:20
9 JULY HYMN (to Don Cherry) (Matt Wilson) 2:48
10 DONALD’S WAKE (Kirk Knuffke) 6:50
Total Playing Time 61:44