STEPHAN CRUMP: Poems and Other ThingsDescribed by Cadence magazine as a session-long study in contemporary lyricism, this collection of melodic pieces forges a place beyond time and genre, where melancholy is met with hope.
Arranged for two, three, and four instruments, the music features: Chris Cheek on tenor and soprano saxophones, Roberta Piket on piano, Rob Garcia on drums, and Stephan Crump on acoustic bass.
In his debut recording as a leader, Memphis native Stephan Crump displays the maturity and depth one would expect from a highly in-demand bassist on the New York jazz scene. More than just a bassist and a leader, Crump as a composer reveals a rare earnestness and polish. These tone poems, at once moody and optimistic, speak directly with our emotions.
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1. Ashed Rain part I (for Vladek)
2. Away From, A Way To
3. Myriam's Waltz
4. Tears on Her Face
5. Eagle Pass
7. Granny's Tacklebox
9. The Long Way Home (pour Maman)
10. Don't I?
11. And It Was Magic
12. Ashed Rain part II
13. Memories of Tomorrow