Chris Byars – Two Fives
Award-winning saxophonist/composer Chris Byars divides his artistic focus between development of original material and studying the vast repertoire of jazz composers of the 20th century. On 'Two Fives' Byars combines the result of his research into historical compositions and his own creations, performing five of each.
During the past five years under the SteepleChase label, Chris Byars released two albums of his own materials and four albums paying tribute to unsung heroes of bebop compositions of 40s and 50s: Gigi Gryce, Lucky Thompson, Freddie Redd and Duke Jordan respectively.
1. Little India - 5:15 2. Taxi Bird - 5:02 3. Express - 4:45 4. Hello Pork Pie Hat - 8:04 5. Berk-Bop - 5:47 6. Danny Boy - 8:08 7. Seabreeze - 10:31 8. Soultrane - 5:21 9. Lady Linda - 6:10 10. Crazeology - 6:52
Chris Byars (alto saxophone) , Stefano Doglioni (bass clarinet) , John Mosca (trombone) , Pasquale Grasso (guitar) , Ari Roland (bass) , Stefan Schatz (drums)