Connie Crothers | Lenny Popkin Quartet | New York Night | NA1008

Connie Crothers, piano; Lenny Popkin, tenor saxophone; Carol Tristano, drums; Cameron Brown, bass

Tracklist: 1. Me ‘n You 2. Roy’s Joy 3. You Go to My Head 4. Leave Me 5. Prez Says 6. Lennie-Bird

Recording Date: December 4, 1989 Live at the Blue Note, New York, NY

“A fine record. The pieces have great form, structure and symmetry.” – Derek Ansell, Jazz Journal

“A tour de force. This club date was recorded in December, but this quartet plays like spring is here for good.” – John Baxter, Option

Bop in a light, relaxed groove

performed at a live date at the Blue Note in New York City. The program consists largely of easily swinging bop tunes, including some originals by Popkin and Crothers — her “Prez Says” is particularly delightful. They play two knotty Lennie Tristano compositions, too: “Leave Me” and “Lennie-Bird.” And there’s one ballad cover, “You Go to my Head,” which is a tour de force for Popkin’s sensuous tenor. This club date was in December, but this quartet plays like spring is here for good. — John Baxter, “Option,” Jan./Feb. 1991

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