Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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Magazine article IAJRC Journal

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Tim Warfield

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Criss Cross Jazz 1375 CD

Tim Warfield (ts, ss) Eddie Henderson (tp) Orrin Evans (p) Ben Wolfe (b) Clarence Penn (d). Brooklyn, NY, October 30, 2014

Blue Hawk/Oska T/That Old Man/Gallop's Gallop/Off Minor I/Ugly Beauty/Coming On The Hudson/Off Minor II/'Round Midnight. TT 65:05

Tim Warfield is a world class sax player. He was born and raised in York, PA and still resides there but he has worked in so many venues and locations far too many to list here. Tim began on the alto sax at age 9, then to the tenor while in high school. He attended Howard University for two years but then turned professional and has never looked back. He has worked in the bands led by Christian McBride, Shirley Scott, Nicholas Payton and Terell Stafford.

This recording, his eighth for Criss Cross, is a tribute to Thelonious Sphere Monk. All the tunes were composed by Monk with the exception of Tim Warfield's composition "Blue Hawk" which has a Monkish flavor and "That Old Man" a traditional children's tune that Thelonious recorded back in 1964. This recording has a strong feeling for Thelonious but is by far no duplicate of the composer's work. …

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