Dan Wilensky: To Whom Much is Given...
"Train Windows" and "Luck 13" are arpeggio driven vehicles that allow the saxophonist his middle register. "Saxafras" is Wilensky's R&B contribution where he shows off his experience playing with Ray Charles. Churchy and torchy, the piece is a showstopper in the best sense of the word. Wilensky walks the walk presented in his book, producing a solidly fine quartet recording that demonstrates how the mainstream is properly performed. This is fine music finely tuned.
The second standard on the disc is Horace Silver's "Peace." Wilensky arranges the song at a slow tempo, drawing from it the soul Silver gave it.
Tracks and Personnel
If You Only Knew
Tracks: Tea for Two; Needs and Wants; If You Only Knew; Peace; Train Windows; Jazzapalooza; In Our Time; Reasons; Saxafras; Luck 13; Allin All.
Personnel: Dan Wilensky: tenor saxophone; Bob Himmelberger: piano; Dean Johnson: bass; Scott Neumann: drums.