Tim Warfield Sextet - Jazz Is … (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 427.88 Mb | 01:09:49 | Covers
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz - Criss 1227 CD
Although it exists solely for the purposes of recordings and the occasional live gig, Tim Warfield’s quintet (Warfield- tenor saxophone; Nicholas Payton- trumpet; Cyrus Chestnut- piano; Tarus Mateen- bass; Clarence Penn- drums) has been a marvel to hear over the course of four albums dating back to the critically acclaimed A Cool Blue from 1995. They say the highest compliment that can be paid a jazz artist is the attainment of an individual voice, and in this regard Warfield stands head and shoulders above many of his peers. With a breathy and soulful timbre, his tenor voice is immediately identifiable; his compositions seek to explore a vociferous and spiritual platform that harkens back to the days of Coltrane.