Live in Santa Cruz!

SSC1401 2015-05-25

Track List

Certainly - 5:10
Phoebe's Samba - 4:29
Cactus Flower - 3:41
Sonny Clark - 3:47
Golden Flamingo - 5:27
Tales of Malone - 4:28
Forgiveness - 5:01
Bish Bash - 4:38
Anna's Blues - 5:32


Benny Green - piano
David Wong - bass
Kenny Washington - drums

There are certain music venues that become a home away from home for many musicians. Places where the vibe is right, the crowd is always involved and management is friendly. The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, California is one of these places and the favorite venue of pianist Benny Green. Returning to the site where he recorded a live album on his 30th birthday, Green recorded Live In Santa Cruz to mark both the 20th Anniversary of that gig and his 50th birthday. The night and the performance were magical, as the trio featuring bassist David Wong and drummer Kenny Washington lit up Kuumbwa with a program of all original Green compositions.