This album is a one-set concert of drummer Rashied Ali's quartet at the Vision Jazz Festival in New York City in 1999. The four songs performed here are from the core live repertory of the group. This group recorded the successful "Cutt'n Korners" album a little bit later, adding Abraham Burton and Antoine Drye to the ensemble. This remastered live recording serves as an important document of the late 1990's New York jazz musicians, showcasing those young talents who were busy performing at the mainstream clubs at that time.
released May 15, 1999
Rashied Ali - drums
Greg Tardy - saxophone
James Hurt - piano
Omer Avitar - bass
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This quintet has acquired legendary status as a working unit...all the musicians are exemplary at their craft and DD is one of my 'Big5'...he is an exquisite composer of both depth and breadth of vision...you can instantly recognise Dave's DNA in a tune...what's more, you feel there is also so much more to come!;his powers of expression are so special.
These compositions are from the heart and I can only suggest that you take them to yours...