Jim Snidero (as, fl), Renee Rosnes (p), Paul Gill (b), Billy Drummond (d), Laura Seaton, Mark Feldman, Joyce Hammann, Genevia Cummings, Sue Lorentsen (vln), Ralph Farris, Kenji Bunch (vla), Thomas Ulrich, Mary Wooten (cellos)
Bar code: 090204934065
01. Slipping Away 4:57
02. Dawn 7:06
03. On The Bank 7:39
04. Torrent 5:10
05. Theme For Ernie 7:15
06. Forever Gone 9:33
07. Ventura 6:58
08. It's The Talk Of The Town 7:10
Total Time: 55:50 min.
All selections composed by Jim Snidero, except #5 by Fred Lacey, #8 by Livingston-Symes-Heiburg
Arrangements by Jim Snidero
Jim Snidero (alto sax, flute), Renee Rosnes (piano), Paul Gill (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), Laura Seaton, Mark Feldman, Joyce Hammann, Cenovia Cummings, Paul Woodiel, Sue Lorentsen (violins), Ralph Farris, Kenji Bunch (violas), Thomas Ulrich, and Mary Wooten (cellos).
Recorded at Systems Two, Brooklyn, New York, October 25 & November 13, 2001
Engineered & mastered by A.T. Michael MacDonald
Assistant recording engineer: Joe Marciano
Cover design: Todd Allen
Cover photo: John Abbott
Produced by Jim Snidero & Bob Belden
Conducted by Walt Weiskopf
"Altoist Jim Snidero is the main soloist throughout this showcase, backed by ten strings (including violinist Mark Feldman) and assisted by pianist Renee Rosnes. Snidero did all of the arranging and contributed six of the pieces, including his three-part "River Suite." Although there are variations in the tempos, Snidero is at his best on ballads where his lyrical style and attractive sound are well-featured. The strings are integrated well into the music, the melodies are generally strong, and Jim Snidero balances a style influenced a little by Sonny Stitt with some post-bop improvising. This is one of his finest recordings to date."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
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