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The Jesse Green Trio: Sylvan Treasure

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The Jesse Green Trio: Sylvan Treasure

A trio of saxophonists...

Wunderkind pianist, 29 year-old Jesse Green enlists the services of three saxophone heavyweights for his new recording, Sylvan Treasure. David Liebman, Chris Potter, and Phil Woods join brassman Patrick Dorian and the Jesse Green trio for a rollicking roll through Be Bop ("Extreme Sporting"), Post-Coltrane free bop ("Hesplopia"), and probing post bop ("Sylvan Treasure"). Green’s trio is crisp and polite and fancies order execution over the "Let Freedom Ring" principle. Green uses his sidemen in a variety of combinations, with all four of them trading licks on the disc closer "Porpdog". For all of the intelligence of David Liebman and studiousness of Chris Potter, it remains the irrepressible Phil Woods that gives the best performances on the recording. Sylvan Treasure is a worthy follow-up to Green’s other Chiaroscuro releases, Lift Off (CR(D) 319, 1992) and Sea Journey (CR(D) 328, 1993).

Track Listing

Extreme Sporting; Waltz For Corinne; Hesplopia; I've Got You Under My Skin; Sylvan Treasure; Golden Earrings; Bette; Porpdog.

Personnel

Chris Potter
saxophone
Phil Woods
saxophone, alto
Dave Liebman
saxophone, soprano
Bruce Cox
drums
Frank Hauch
bass, acoustic

Album information

Title: Sylvan Treasure | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Chiaroscuro Records

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