Jesse Green: Sylvan Treasure (2001)
"Sylvan Treasure" is as good a track as any to demonstrate the approach Green takes to his musicianship. First off, it reveals his exceptional introspectional aptitude as pianist, composer and arranger. This is punctuated by the throbbing and pulsating, modern creative soprano sax of Chris Potter before moving between the rambunctious and relatively quiet drums of Bruce Cox. It's Potter's special soprano sax, giving off a uniquely personal sound, which guarantees that the full range of the improvisational opportunities are fully laid on display.
Sylvan Treasure , with its cornucopia filled with creative and original jazz, is as good as it gets when it comes to presenting the "new jazz" (translation: very melodic and considerably playable and listenable to the changing tastes of the younger and more daring members of today's jazz audience). Read more about Sylvan Treasure at www.chiaroscurojazz.com .
Finally there's the extra added attraction of a live performance of "I've Got You under My Skin", with Green and Jerry Harris doing vocal honors. The undeniable highlight of this track is the solo by living legend Phil Wood. This CD is required listening.
Track Listing: Extreme Sporting; Waltz for Corinne; Heslopia; I've Got You Under My Skin; Sylvan Treasure; Golden Earrings; Bette; PorpDog
Personnel: Jesse Green - Piano/Arranger/Composer; Frank Hauch - Bass; Bruce Cox -Drums; Patrick Dorian - Flugelhorn; David Liebman - Soprano Sax/Tenor Sax/Flute; Jerry Harris - Vocals; Phil Woods - Alto Sax; Chris Potter - Tenor Sax/Soprano Sax
Record Label: Chiaroscuro Records