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Jazz, Contemporary
February 25, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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New York based pianist George Colligan is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. Highly in demand as a sideman, he's played and recorded with artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams and Jack DeJohnette. 'The Facts' is Colligan's tenth CD as leader for SteepleChase and sees him at the head of a quartet featuring impressive alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw.

Also featured on the album, and an integral part of the music, is experienced drummer Donald Edwards and "first call" bassist Boris Kozlov, best known as a sometime Musical Director of The Mingus Big Band (where Colligan and Shaw also served notice of their talents). For all of the pianists work with others it's his undoubted talents as a composer that stands out on 'The Facts' - seven of his own compositions are included together with his take on Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out".

Personnel: George Colligan (piano), Jaleel Shaw (alto saxophone), Boris Kozlov (bass), Donald Edwards (drums)

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(4 stars) A joyous, fresh-sounding session with lots of spontaneity...Colligan is always an exciting, inspiring soloist and his tunes here cover many moods...Jaleel Shaw again impresses with strong, passionate solos and a great sound.

Jazzwise, (Tony Hall), July 2013

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Key Value
Catalogue number SCCD31752
Barcode 0716043175222
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Blue State 06:03
2. What Are You Looking At? 10:24
3. Missing 08:45
4. Miriam Edwards New York Accent 08:17
5. Pup Pup 08:40
6. The Facts 06:07
7. Lydian Domination 08:53
8. Steppin' Out 07:28