On his sixth Criss Cross leader date, saxophonist Tim Warfield reconvenes his bandmates - trumpeter extraordinaire Terell Stafford, Hammond B3 master Pat Bianchi, and Joey de Francesco's drummer-of-choice Byron Landham - from the 2007 date One For Shirley (CRC 1304) for an informed, soulful exploration of American songbook repertoire. A life-long Pennsylvanian, Warfield learned how to navigate such terrain during a long association with the legendary Philadelphia keyboardist Shirley Scott.
He applies those lessons to great effect, unfailingly channeling technical
derring-do towards imperatives of emotional expression and swing. (Previously deleted 8/1/12. Original release date: 5/18/10)