A very prolific member of the Criss Cross family, trumpeter Alex Sipiagin has logged in nine releases as a leader for the label over the span of 12 years. He is also a vital member of the all-star collective Opus Five, that group's most recent effort being the critically acclaimed Pentasonic (Criss 1351).
For his tenth session at the helm, Sipiagin has delivered his most freewheeling recital to date. An integral member of the trumpeter's inner circle since his 2000 debut, Steppin' Zone (Criss 1202), the always exciting Chris Potter fills out the front line on saxophones.
And for the first time, Sipiagin has opted for an ensemble sans piano or guitar. With frequent collaborators Scott Colley on bass and Eric Harland on drums, the results over eight original compositions are as fresh and contemporary as they come.