Steve Slagle: New New York Steve Slagle: New New York (OmniTone 12005)

Filled with sparkling new Gotham-related originals and several equally pertinent standards, New New York is Slagle's fully realized, multi-faceted tribute to the ebullient city he loves.  Slagle, veteran of the Carla Bley and Charles Mingus bands and featured sideman with Joe Lovano, presents a striking musical journey around the city that Slagle has called home for twenty years. 

From landmarks including the Hudson River and Times Square to venues such as West Side lofts, the Bowery and Brooklyn, to icons of jazz's Mecca such as Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Ed Blackwell, New New York paints a sometimes reflective, sometimes explosive, sometimes sensual portrait of New York City.

Long-time colleagues (and fellow New York dues-payers) tenor sax superstar Joe Lovano and vibraphone wizard Joe Locke personalize Slagle's portrait.

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  1. "New New York" (trio) (5:32)
  2. "Loftology" (6:27)
  3. "Bowery Blues" (Steve Slagle, Slagle Music/BMI; Dave Stryker, D.Strike Music/BMI) (5:39)
  4. "Thelonious" (Thelonious Monk, Music Sales Corp/ASCAP) (6:04)
  5. "What Goes Around Comes Around" (7:00)
  6. "Blackwell's Manhattan" (7:35)
  7. "Mañha de Hudson" (Hudson Dawn) (6:30)
  8. "Complicity" (Dave Stryker, D.Strike Music/BMI) (7:37)
  9. "St Mark's Shuffle" (7:17)
  10. "New New York" (quartet) (5:47)
  11. "Nostalgia in Time Square" (Charles Mingus, Jazz Workshop Inc/BMI) (3:56)

All compositions by Steve Slagle, Slagle Music/BMI, except as noted.

Musicians
Steve Slagle, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto flute · Dave Stryker, guitar ·
Cameron Brown, bass · Gene Jackson, drums
with special guests:
Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone · Joe Locke, vibraphone

Recorded 20-21 June 2000 at The Studio, New York.
Recording engineer: Jon Rosenberg

Produced by Steve Slagle and Frank Tafuri
Executive Producer: Frank Tafuri

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