Walt Weiskopf

July 23, 2010 / No Comments

See The Pyramid
(Criss Cross Jazz)

Tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf has a bright ‘big city’ sound that takes a over room and makes a statement not to be missed. Though this is his 17th year with Criss Cross Jazz, and his eleventh recording as a leader, See The Pyramid marks only his second recorded exploration into the tenor-piano-bass-drums quartet scenario favored by so many of his heroes. Joining Weiskopf in this endeavor are pianist Peter Zak, bassist Doug Weiss, and drummmer Quincy Davis. The four have a chemistry that make this 10-track set a quality work. Weiskopf wrote five of the album’s compositions, with other selections coming from the songbooks of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Johnny Mandel, among others. The New York-based Weiskopf is an artist who definitely has something to say and a powerful way of saying that something. 

Click here to listen to a clip of “Marcieana”.

Tracks: See The Pyramid, Marcieana, Hook Me Up, Equality, Call Me, Little Minor Love Song, Double Rainbow, A Time For Love, Goodbye John, Make Someone Happy.