N.Y.Times-Best Jazz c.d.'s of 1997-Peter Watrous

N.Y.Times-Best Jazz c.d.'s of 1997-Peter Watrous

N.Y. Times-Best jazz releases of 1997- 1/98-Peter Watrous
#2-Jon Gordon, “Along the Way” (Criss Cross). Limpid compositions that move from group swing to duets between Mr. Gordon and the drummer Billy Drummond or the saxophonist Mark Turner.

Press quotes

"Jon is one of the greatest alto players ever"

- Phil Woods

"Gordon has embraced the history of his instrument, carrying with it the ability to extend music as a universal language"

- Wayne Shorter

"Not only a great soloist, but also possesses a gorgeous tone."

- Kenny Washington

..."a masterful young altoist with a brilliant future ahead of him".

- Joe Lovano

"One of the finest musicians of his generation and deserves a great deal more recognition than he has received from the jazz media."

- Ken Dryden

4 + 1/2 Stars-"Gordon has created a multifaceted statement that invites repeated investigations. He's onto something important."

- Down Beat