Using a plunger mute, he evokes Cootie Williams and Clark Terry on Mood Indigo and makes the horn moan´´. On Pharaoh Stance (noticeably influenced by Miles´ Pharaoh´s Dance) the band takes us on a journey through spontaneous free improvisation.
Playing Favorites features the outstanding performances of the sensitive and fluid pianist Ken Charlson, solid and stylistic bassist David Miller, and the tasteful and hard-hitting drumming of Daniel Glass. Adding a deeply beautiful sound to complete this recording are saxophonists Jim Jedeikin, shining on Flamenco Sketches, and Mando Dorame, soulfully blowing on Mood Indigo.
Academy award-winning engineer George Johnsen lends his invaluable knowledge and vintage microphone collection to capture the sound, pulling every emotion and subtle nuance from the band´s performance. Playing Favorites sets the mood and the listener is transformed.
1. Cantaloupe Island (6:28)
2. I Could Write A Book (4:32)
3. Freddie The Freeloader (5:29)
4. Flamenco Sketches (7:50)
5. One Finger Snap (3:28)
6. Mood Indigo (4:16)
7. Someday My Prince Will Come (6:10)
8. Blue In Green (4:57)
9. Pharaoh Stance (7:03)