Wayne Escoffery

The Humble Warrior (SSR-2002)

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The Humble Warrior

Wayne Escoffery

Smoke Sessions

888295975650

SMK 160302

SSR-2002

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

The Humble Warrior marks Escoffery’s leader debut for Smoke Sessions Records, where he’s previously recorded with the trombonist Steve Davis. The album features the return of Escoffery’s stellar quartet featuring pianist David Kikoski, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Ralph Peterson. Trumpet great Randy Brecker and guitarist David Gilmore supplement the band for Escoffery’s breathtaking arrangement of several parts of Benjamin Britten’s Missa Brevis in D. Vaughn Escoffery, Wayne’s son, also makes a powerful debut on the Benedictus.

PERSONNEL:

  • Wayne Escoffery, tenor & soprano sax
  • Randy Brecker, trumpet (tracks 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • David Gilmore, guitar (tracks 3, 4 & 5)
  • David Kikoski, piano
  • Ugonna Okegwo, bass
  • Ralph Peterson, drums
  • Vaughn Escoffery, vocals (track 4)

TRACKS

  • 01. Chain Gang
  • 02. Kyrie
  • 03. Sanctus
  • 04. Benedictus
  • 05. Sanctus (Recapitulation)
  • 06. The Humble Warrior
  • 07. Quarter Moon
  • 08. Undefined
  • 09. AKA Reggie
  • 10. Back to Square One