SSC1278 2011-04-05

Track List

Secret Life - 11:38
Emjé - 13:01
Crepuscular - 7:04
The Gadfly - 10:49
Resonance - 6:55
Outer Reaches - 8:52
Magic Ladder - 8:57
Bird Of Paradise - 8:36


Adam Cruz - drums
Miguel Zenon - alto saxophone
Steve Wilson - soprano saxophone
Chris Potter - tenor saxophone
Steve Cardenas - guitar
Edward Simon - piano, Fender Rhodes
Ben Street - acoustic bass

Drummer/composer Adam Cruz has been a prominent member of the jazz world for some time through his association with the leading exponents of the music, including Chick Corea, Tom Harrell, and Patricia Barber. On Milestone, his debut recording as leader on Sunnyside Records, Cruz provides listeners with a strong and diverse program of original compositions that prove his range as a writer and performer. He has also gathered an ensemble of some of the most influential jazz musicians in support, including saxophonists Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, Miguel Zenon, guitarist Steve Cardenas, pianist Edward Simon, and bassist Ben Street.


Nice feature by Ted Panken in the May 2011 issue of DownBeat.

Ted Panken, DOWNBEAT - May 2011 read the full article

Larry Blumenfeld interviews Cruz for the Wall Street Journal.

Larry Blumenfeld, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - June 2011 read the full article

DownBeat's Hot Box reviews of "Milestone".

John Corbett, DOWNBEAT - September 2011 read the full article

Jazziz feature and review by John Frederick Moore.

John Frederick Moore, JAZZIZ - August 2011 read the full article

Nice review in Jazz Magazine (France)!

Pascal Anquetil, Jazz Magazine - October 2011 read the full article

Nice review in Jazz News (France)!

Christian Larrede, Jazz News - December 2011 read the full article