WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT CROSSED PATHS

 

 

 

Crossed Paths

Tapesttry #76007-2

FRED HESS Tenor Saxophone

RON MILES Trumpet

KEN FILIANO Bass

MATT WILSON Drums

 

Selections

 

  • On Perry St
  • Zane
  • In The No
  • Knitwit For Tara
  • Funhouse
  • The Clef's Visit Grandma's
  • Crossed Paths
  • Mystery Woman
  • Untying The Knot

 

 

 

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An outstanding set! In the quartet sans chording instrument, nobody does it better. Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz.ComSaxophonist Hess doesn't do reviewers any favors. Rather than create discs

Rather than create discs that vary wildly in terms of quality, he produces consistently strong work that renders comparisons with previous efforts pointless......In other words, this is another first-rate Hess album. What else is new? Michael Roberts - Denver Westword

Crossed Paths represents another fine recording from Hess, who, with The Long and Short of It, finally received greater national attention. This new recording should go a long way to confirming his well-deserved reputation. John Kelman - All About Jazz.Com

Hess and Miles are both heard in top form, whether blending in ensembles or making individual statements in this explorative but very coherent outing. Scott Yanow - All Music Guide

... an ideal lineup for this kind of four-way melodic improvisation. One of this year's strongest jazz releases so far. Nate Dorward-Paris Transatlantic Magazine

Crossed Paths by the Fred Hess Quartet is easy to admire, thanks to Hess' painstakingly conceived and formally ambitious compositions, his inspired solos, and others by trumpeter Ron Miles and bassist Ken Filiano. Chris Kelsey - JazzTimes

... this two-horn, bass and drums set is the latest in a masterly series by tenorist Fred Hess. From his photo you'd guess he was an accountant, but Hess is a real jazzbo - and I think a great one. Andy Hamilton - The Wire

This is another fine effort from a leader who deserves much more attention than he receives. Tad Hendrickson - JazzWeek

Crossed Paths highlights the music of the Fred Hess Quartet on a program of original pieces with a basic hard bop structure, but the group is not afraid to venture beyond the conventional jazz setting in either their unison sections or by doing solo pieces. The Hess group presents engaging, often striking songs that reflect the vision of a gifted bandleader on Crossed Paths.Ron Wynn - Nashville City Paper