Craig Handy "Reflections in Change" [SJL1005]
"Reflections In Change", Handy's third album under his own name, is his most ambitious, most diverse, and most fully realized recorded work to date. It documents his growth as improviser, composer and "auteur". It establishes that he now functions on a level of creativity approached by only a few other active reed players. And for me, there is an even more important point to be made about Reflections In Change. It is finally the record which comes close to communicating the electric experience of Craig Handy in person." - Thomas Conrad - Jazz Times, Down Beat Magazine
Two special arrangements by Sy Johnson (for an ensemble that includes many of New York's finest musicians including Stephen Scott, Robin Eubanks and Steve Slagle), blend seamlessly with tracks featuring the main quartet of Craig, Geri Allen, Ali Jackson and Rodney Whitaker. Listen also to the major contributions from Dave Stryker and Tara Cruse as they help create wonderful atmospheric textures on two of Handy's own compositions.