On his sophomore leader CD and Criss Cross debut, pianist Victor Gould - joined throughout by bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Eric McPherson, with guest appearances by Tim Warfield on soprano saxophone, Godwin Louis on alto saxophone, and percussionist Khalil Kwame Bell -- presents a diverse, well-paced program comprised of originals and a cohort off-the-beaten-track numbers from the Great Jazz Songbook.
Gould has spent consequential time apprenticing in groups led by such modern masters as Donald Harrison, Ralph Peterson, Terri Lyne Carrington and Wallace Roney, and you can hear it in his fresh, harmonically erudite approach to the repertoire, which he addresses -- and inhabits -- on its own terms of engagement while retaining an entirely 21st century perspective.
VICTOR GOULD, piano
DEZRON DOUGLAS, bass
ERIC McPHERSON, drums
TIM WARFIELD, soprano sac (1,3 & 7)
GODWIN LOUIS, alto sax ( 5, 7 & 9)
KAHLIL KWAME BELL, percussion
New York, September 19, 2017TRACKS
01. Farewell to Dogma
02. Love Vibrations
06. Roses Poses
07. Blues on Top
09. Con Alma