An intimate new recording from this master of his instrument and composer providing strong vision and direction to his unit on basist, composer Avishai Cohen’s established imprint Razdaz Recordz/Sunnyside. Jimmy Greene is joined for this full on new adventure with his crackerjack young unit with Mission Statement, which includes 9 originals from the saxophonist pen, on this ten track personal musical statement.
“This album represents my story, as it can be told today. The music is, if nothing else, extremely personal. It deals with the most precious things in my life: love, faith, family, relationships, childhood, and dreams. It represents my musical focus over the past eight years.
Although much is happening musically in many of these tunes (extended forms, metric modulation, introduction of new material within the same song), in them, the melodies, themes and improvisational flow seem to express, in a simple way, the joys, struggles, curiosities and discoveries personal to my life thus far."