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This Is Criss! (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)

Sonny Criss

Available in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC formats

"... one of the great overlooked jazz albums of the sixties by one of the great overlooked alto players of the bop years ... Sonny Criss at the peak of his playing ..."
- LondonJazzCollector.com

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1
Black Coffee (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
7:52
2
Days Of Wine And Roses (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
3:21
3
When Sunny Gets Blue (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
5:42
4
Greasy (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
2:28
5
Sunrise Sunset (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
2:52
6
Steve's Blues (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
6:23
7
Skylark (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
5:11
8
Love For Sale (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Sonny Criss
6:25
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    40:14
In 1966 producer Don Schlitten imported Sonny Criss to New York for a recording session with a rhythm section handpicked for its ability to swing and for its understanding of the bebop methods that drove Criss. Determined to enhance the career of an alto saxophonist he considered an overlooked genius of the modern era, Schlitten thus provided the circumstance for one of Criss's great albums. To many listeners, This Is Criss! was a revelation; it presented the artist as a fully matured soloist. Highlights include the grit and emotional directness of his playing on the blues and his inventiveness on the beautiful and harmonically demanding Skylark.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM - Concord Music Group Studio Masters


Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; October 21, 1966.
Produced by Don Schlitten
Remastering by Rudy Van Gelder (Van Gelder Studio), 2008.
Notes by Bob Porter

All transfers were made from the analog master tapes to digital at 24-bit resolution.

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