About the album
Pianist David Hazeltine has a history with Criss Cross Jazz. To be specific, between 1995 and 2010, Gerry Teekens, the label’s founder presented
eight albums on which Hazeltine led trios, quartets and quintets featuring his impeccable, individualistic pianism, original compositions and arrangements, another five with the cooperative all-star sextet One For All, whose grooving, harmonically acute charts bear his stamp; and another 15 as a sideman.
Hazeltine returns to the fold with Blues For Gerry, his first Criss Cross leader date since Inversions (2010). Recorded in a single six – hour session on December 1, 2022, it’s his third state of the art trio recital for Criss Cross with modern masters Washington and Farnsworth, following the equally accomplished albums Perambulation (2005) and Close To You (2003).
The Album was recorded December 1, 2022 at the Samurai Hotel Recording Studio in NY. Recording engineer Mike Marciano also did the editing, mixing and mastering at Systems Two in NY. Photography by Anna Yatskevich.