Dig This!!

Dig This!!

by Wycliffe Gordon
     
 

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon was the most adventurous musician to spin off from Wynton Marsalis' orbit. Since his tenure with Marsalis, Gordon collaborated with everyone from revivalists in the Sidney Bechet Project to progressive composer Ted Nash and Randy Sandke's Inside Outside project, which brings togetherSee more details below

Overview

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon was the most adventurous musician to spin off from Wynton Marsalis' orbit. Since his tenure with Marsalis, Gordon collaborated with everyone from revivalists in the Sidney Bechet Project to progressive composer Ted Nash and Randy Sandke's Inside Outside project, which brings together practitioners from the musical extremes. He's been more restricted in his own solo dates but has shown he's willing to reach beyond the confines of traditional hard bop. Dig This!! finds him employing the fashionable textures provided by the Hammond organ. True to form though, Gordon refuses to get locked into the funk clichés of the organ combo sound. Rather with its wide-open swing feel Dig This!! comes off more as a contemporary version of swing trombonist Vic Dickenson's 1952 quartet dates with Bill Doggett. Certainly "Limehouse Blues" fits the mold, albeit updated. And Gordon's unaccompanied playing on "Blues Etude #2 " and elsewhere shows him a fitting successor to Dickenson's rubbery expressionism. Gordon has surrounded himself with a fine band. Organist Sam Yahel and guitarist Peter Bernstein each reveal a debt to their swing precursors while saxophonist Seamus Blake plays in a hard-driving contemporary manner. All of them swing, and regardless the context Gordon puts himself in, that's a constant.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Criss Cross
UPC:
8712474123827
catalogNumber:
1238
Rank:
90697

Tracks

  1. Dig This!!  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  2. Mahajual  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  3. Old Man Blooz, Take 2  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  4. Limehouse Blues  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  5. The Beautiful Souls  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  6. Jookin' the Blooz  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  7. Lonnie's Lament  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  8. I Can't Get Started  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  9. Cone's Tune  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  10. Blues Etude #2  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet
  11. Old Man Blooz, Take 1  -  Wycliffe Gordon Quintet

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wycliffe Gordon   Primary Artist,Trombone
Peter Bernstein   Guitar
Seamus Blake   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Stewart   Drums
Sam Yahel   Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Vernon Duke   Composer
Seamus Blake   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Wycliffe Gordon   Composer
Gerry Teekens   Producer,Cover Design
Max Bolleman   Engineer
H. Bloemendaal   Cover Design
K. Hasselpflug   Executive Producer
Philip Braham   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
David A. Orthmann   Liner Notes

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