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In the Cross
     

In the Cross

by Wycliffe Gordon
 
The worlds of gospel and modern jazz felicitously intersect on In the Cross, Wycliffe Gordon's latest. As the liner notes observe, the 37-year-old trombonist's "burly, soulful sound and vocalized tone [has been] a recognizable signpost in the jazz landscape" since around 1990, through his long association with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton

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The worlds of gospel and modern jazz felicitously intersect on In the Cross, Wycliffe Gordon's latest. As the liner notes observe, the 37-year-old trombonist's "burly, soulful sound and vocalized tone [has been] a recognizable signpost in the jazz landscape" since around 1990, through his long association with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. The son of a church pianist, Gordon presents arrangements of gospel standards and popular hymns along with original compositions, using his sextet -- which includes LCJO associates Marcus Printup, Victor Goines, Eric Reed, and Reginald Veal -- and an 11-voice choir. Again quoting the notes, "Gordon evokes the idiomatic particulars of the Sunday experience…addressing the inflamed emotions of gospel with the heady sophistication of the master jazzman that he is." As comfortable with the feel of Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, and the Dixie Hummingbirds as with the sacred tropes of Duke Ellington, Gordon raises a joyful noise, satisfying mind and spirit. --Henry DeLuca

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Criss Cross
UPC:
8712474125326
catalogNumber:
1253

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Performance Credits

Wycliffe Gordon   Primary Artist,Trombone,Vocals
Eric Reed   Piano,Vocals
Reginald Veal   Bass,Vocals
Victor Goines   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard G. Johnson   Piano
Marcus Printup   Trumpet,Vocals
Karen Gordon   Alto,Choir, Chorus
Damien Sneed   Organ,Alto,Piano,Choir, Chorus
Pamela Grant   Soprano,Choir, Chorus
Alvin Atkinson   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerry Teekens   Producer,Audio Production
Max Bolleman   Engineer
Ted Panken   Liner Notes
K. Hasselpflug   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
W.H. Doane   Composer
Reginald Heber   Composer
John Bacchus Dykes   Composer

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