Arthur Blythe(alto saxophone)
Nathan Davis (tenor and soprano saxophones)
Chico Freeman (tenor andsoprano saxophones)
Sam Rivers (tenor saxophone)
Don Pullen (piano)
Santi Debriano (bass)
Tommy Campbell (drums)
Recorded at the Leverkusen Jazz Festival, where this outstanding all-star saxophone repertory band made its d?but in 1991, this album features ROOTS celebrating some of the great saxophonists in jazz with memorable versions of the great compositions with which they are associated.
"What ROOTS celebrates so enjoyably... is the sheer vitality, adaptability and diversity of the jazz tradition itself, providing as it does an ever-expanding body of work to be interpreted anew by each succeeding generation of musicians."
(Chris Parker, Jazz Correspondent , Daily Telegraph Weekend)