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This is Criss!

Criss was another figure who never got recognition he deserved, though he has always had a fervent cult following. Of all the altoists who came up in the shadow of Charlie Parker; he was the most commanding blues player. For this 1966 recording, This is Criss!, he was accompanied by a superb rhythm section, and from the first notes of ”Black Coffee,” his gorgeoulsy expressive sound transforms the program of standard songs and blues, including a quietly mesmerizing rendition of ”Sunrise, Sunset.” A-

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