Along the Way

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Jon Gordon has emerged into one of the most promising saxophonists of his generation, a solid player in the mold of Phil Woods, with whom he studied in his teens. After winning the 1996 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, he taped this session his third for Criss Cross with pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Billy Drummond. He captures the fire within Joe Henderson's "Inner Urge" and the playfulness of Monk's "Friday the 13th," while a pianoless version of "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" simmers to perfection. He switches to soprano sax for his eerie "Vale," joined by the young tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. Gordon's formidable talent makes...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Jon Gordon has emerged into one of the most promising saxophonists of his generation, a solid player in the mold of Phil Woods, with whom he studied in his teens. After winning the 1996 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, he taped this session his third for Criss Cross with pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Billy Drummond. He captures the fire within Joe Henderson's "Inner Urge" and the playfulness of Monk's "Friday the 13th," while a pianoless version of "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" simmers to perfection. He switches to soprano sax for his eerie "Vale," joined by the young tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. Gordon's formidable talent makes it seem odd that the major labels haven't already signed him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/1997
  • Label: Criss Cross
  • EAN: 8712474113828
  • Catalog Number: 1138
  • Sales rank: 160,020

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Inner Urge (6:35)
  2. 2 Empathy (4:11)
  3. 3 Friday the 13th (8:55)
  4. 4 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (6:40)
  5. 5 Portrait of Jenny (6:06)
  6. 6 Just in Time, Pt. 1 (4:01)
  7. 7 Vale (6:18)
  8. 8 Along the Way (7:20)
  9. 9 Body and Soul (6:37)
  10. 10 Just in Time, Pt. 2 (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jon Gordon Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Billy Drummond Drums
Kevin Hays Piano
Mark Turner Tenor Saxophone
Joe Martin Bass
Technical Credits
Billy Drummond Contributor
Betty Comden Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Kevin Hays Contributor
Jule Styne Composer
Gerry Teekens Producer, Cover Design
Mark Turner Contributor
Jon Gordon Producer
Michael Brorby Engineer
Ted Panken Liner Notes
H. Bloemendaal Cover Design
K. Hasselpflug Executive Producer
Joe Martin Contributor
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