The cosmopolitan tenor saxophonist, with bassist John Benitez and drummer Adam Cruz, joins Marian McPartland for a set of standards.
He’s never been afraid to tap the current musical zeitgeist — and has reached new listeners each time. Ron Carter, Lionel Loueke, Flying Lotus and others share tracks by their friend.
An American black-music take on the Balkan brass band does a bit of Ellington/Strayhorn exotica. It totally works in spite of, or maybe because of, the multiple dialects at play.