Steps of Faith
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Gregory Tardy Sextet "Steps Of Faith" (SteepleChase Records)
Gregory Tardy follows up on his first Steeplechase album of 2006 with this immensely inspiring recording. Tardy has also released albums on J Curve, RCA-Victor, Fresh Sound and Impulse! Records, with such names as Steve Coleman, Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Andrew Hill, Jason Lindner and Willie Jones III, among others.
Personnel: Gregory Tardy (ts, cl), Marcus Printup (tp), Logan Richardson* (as), Luis Perdomo (p), Sean Conly (b) & Jaimeo Brown (d) plus guest vocalist Joanne Tardy (1 track).
Tracks: 1. Standing On The Solid Rock, 2. Toy Tune, 3. Unforgettable, 4. The Mustard Seed, 5. Steps Of Faith, 6. And The Two Became One Flesh, 7. Sunrise Sunset, 8. Great Is Thy Faithfulness, 9. Born Of Water And The Spirit, 10. Road To Emmaus, 11. Davinci Deception, 12. Psalm 49.
Recorded: January 2006 (studio).
Total Time: 69: 32 mins.
"Of the many stars to have emerged on the jazz horizon during the '90s, one of the most disciplined, emotive and perhaps underrated is the multi-faced Gregory Tardy...with every release he takes another step forward establishing himself as one the most important saxophonists of his generation". - All About Jazz
"One of the bright hopes...Tardy sounds like a seeker...absolution and salvation in every solo." - The New York Times
"Truly an awesome leader-performer and you'll revel in his inventiveness and finesse...Tardy is THE new talent to watch." - Jazz & Blues Report
"Tardy is a hot, driven player...(who) has the technical capacity and musical imagination to become an important new jazz voice." - Los Angeles Times
"Until you master the blues, anything else you do in jazz is going to sound hollow. Gregory Tardy has not made that mistake." - The Washington Post
* This CD album features the alto sax player of the moment: Logan Richardson, who has just released his first recording, "Cerebral Flow", on the Fresh Sound New Talent label (ABS-115172 / 9.95 €).