The ECM debut from Mr. Maestro and company. A match made in heaven.
An inspired set from the trumpeter/flugelhornist/composer. Not only some original material here but also an interesting (and well-done) collection of standards. Released in 2007.
Simply .. beautiful music. Nice review on All About Jazz.
A nice straight-ahead jazz set from this fantastic sax player with Kenny Barron, Ira Coleman, and Lewis Nash. Released in 1994.
I’m fast becoming a fan of this alto sax player. This wonderful tribute album showcases Mr. Cramer’s beautiful tone.
An interesting background story of the Cramer/Criss connection can be found here.
Mr. Cramer’s tone is just superb on this wonderfully moody set. Slow paced (mostly) and intricate, this album is perfect for a late night listen. Released in 2002.
If you’re a jazz guitar fan this incredibly talented young man should already be on your radar. Sounding Point is Mr. Lage’s 2009 debut as band leader and well-worth a listen. A nice review can be found on All About Jazz.